AMRC holds packed programme planned to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

The AMRC Training Centre staff will be out on the road looking for the engineers of the future during National Apprenticeship Week.

Trainers will take the MANTRA, a specially modified HGV packed with the latest machinery and simulators, to Bolsover School in Derbyshire on Tuesday and to the Big Ideas Big Ambitions further education event in Retford on Wednesday.

The truck is able to demonstrate manufacturing and assembly line technology of the future and help inspire young people to take up careers in engineering.

Pupils will get the chance to find out which of them is the best potential welder, in a competition using virtual reality welding equipment and try their hand on the 3D wall.

On Tuesday morning a breakfast meeting will be held for employers from the Sheffield City Region to find out how the Training Centre can help and support their businesses.

On Wednesday the Training Centre will welcome pupils from Wingfield School in Rotherham where they will be interviewing apprentices as part of their collaborative work in raising aspirations and part of the Enterprise Adviser Network.

While on Thursday an apprentice open event for young people considering their next step from 6th form education or college is being held. Visitors will get the chance to meet and talk to trainers and current apprentices, tour the facilities, find out about eligibility entry criteria and discuss employment opportunities with the Business Development Team. The event is on between 4.30 to 6.30pm.

Trainers will also be visiting University Technical College (UTC) in Sheffield on Thursday to discuss with students the opportunities available at the Training Centre.

“National Apprenticeship Week provides us with the ideal opportunity to tell young people about the exciting and varied careers that are available in engineering and how they can earn while they learn,” said Wendy Miller – AMRC Training Centre trainer and learning & teaching lead. “We hope the week will inspire many more young people to consider their future in the engineering sector.”

Following on from National Apprenticeship Week, ‘Make, Create, Innovate’ returns to the Training Centre on Wednesday, 15 March 2017.

The event, held between 5pm and 8pm, is aimed at young people interested in starting a career in engineering or any other STEM-related industry,

Experts from education and industry will also be on hand to answer questions and visitors will have the opportunity to interact with robots, try their hand at 3D printing and build gadgets as well as many more STEM activities.

On Tuesday 11 April 2017, between 4.30 to 6.30pm an apprentice open event is taking place at the Training Centre for those considering starting an apprenticeship in engineering this year.