NEW TRAINING CENTRE OPENED TO SUPPORT CREATING MORE HIGHLY SKILLED ENGINEERS
17th December 2015
World-leading names in engineering, manufacturing and technology have pledged their support to creating a new generation of highly skilled engineers at the MTC's Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre near Coventry.
Sharing the vision to inspire Great British manufacturing, the centre's first four patrons have committed valuable support; ranging from financial and capital investment to providing equipment, technology and experts to develop the future skills needed for UK manufacturing to stay globally competitive.
Bosch Rexroth is a global market leader in the provision of drive and control technology for industrial and mobile applications, including assembly and gear technology, industrial and mobile hydraulics, tightening and welding technology.
DMG MORI is one of the world's leading manufacturers of metal-cutting machines.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
As experts in empowering its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, patron Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is being faced with increasingly challenging demands.
Brett Green, sales and marketing director at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, said: "We're developing the technology to provide solutions for these constantly changing challenges, but unless the skills keep up, we'll be devising technology that no-one's able to use.
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 170 years ago and now employs 13,760 people in the UK. As the world's largest engineering company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle major challenges across manufacturing, energy and infrastructure.
Alan Norbury, Industrial CTO at Siemens UK, said: "If you look at any great and successful business, it would be based on solid foundations, similarly apprenticeships provide a solid foundation for great and successful careers. I started with Siemens as an apprentice and it gave me an excellent basis for my career journey - I continue to draw on those skills and experiences I've learned throughout my career.
"The future of British manufacturing lies firmly in the hands of our young talent, and the engineers of the future will need a combination of skills to tackle the nation's much-debated productivity challenge head-on. The MTC's Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre is a perfect environment for them to develop those capabilities.
"Siemens is very proud to support the centre in developing the right skills that we need to make the UK the best in the world in manufacturing."
Paul Rowlett, managing director of the MTC's Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, added:
"Our patrons are an important driving force behind our training centre. They share our vision of providing world-class training for aspiring engineers and supplying UK manufacturers with skilled people who will help their businesses prosper.
"They are committed to a brighter future for UK manufacturing and through their support and advocacy we are able to maintain a world-class training facility that will have an impact on UK manufacturing for many years to come.
"We are extremely grateful to all our patrons for their support and contributions that are making a tangible difference to the skills and knowledge of those who train here, as well as to the wider UK manufacturing industry."
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