Future aerospace manufacturing

23 January 2013

Friday 8 February, AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre.

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) and University of Sheffield AMRC present a Future aerospace manufacturing seminar and the launch of the New apprenticeship pathways programme.

Speakers at the seminar include Dr Gareth Williams, vice president for research and technology business development and partnerships at Airbus. The event will also feature a keynote address from a senior government minister.

New apprenticeship pathways is a collaboration between the MTA and the AMRC Training Centre to develop a new management skills framework for engineering-based manufacturing. The pathway will combine fundamental engineering training with business skills and language study.

"The Association has been working with the AMRC Training Centre to develop and secure accreditation for an apprenticeship framework aimed at helping young people progress in advanced manufacturing careers where they will need both engineering skills and commercial acumen," explains Graham Dewhurst, Director General of the MTA.

"A huge number of management roles in engineering based manufacturing now require skill sets in both engineering and commerce. These skills are increasingly needed by more junior employees within manufacturing organisations who are expected to take on higher levels of responsibility.

"The trend over the last decade or so for manufacturers to broaden their offering to embrace customer support solutions has created new opportunities that could benefit the UK's advanced manufacturing sector. In this context the apprenticeship framework that is being developed will seek to equip the new generation entering advanced engineering with the skills that they will require."

To book your place, visit the Future aerospace manufacturing at the MTA.

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