Minister praises centre’s role in training workforce

Quick work: Skills minister Matthew Hancockleft with Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre technician and former apprentice Lewis Nicholson and gearbox parts the AMRC has made for Bloodhound SSC, which aims to raise the world land speed record to over 1,000mph.
Quick work: Skills minister Matthew Hancockleft with Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre technician and former apprentice Lewis Nicholson and gearbox parts the AMRC has made for Bloodhound SSC, which aims to raise the world land speed record to over 1,000mph.
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Skills Minister Matthew Hancock has praised the work of Sheffield University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, following a visit to learn more about its new training centre.

“Manufacturing drives growth and strengthens our global competitiveness. It is training centres like the AMRC that are playing a pivotal role in ensuring the workforce is the best it can be,” said Mr Hancock.

AMRC projects director John Baragwanath said: “The AMRC works with UK manufacturers to give them the technological edge they need to compete, and our new Training Centre will provide them with the same advantage in skills.

“We’ll also give young people the opportunity to forge a career in some of the world’s most innovative industries, such as aerospace, automotive and low-carbon power.”

During his visit, the Minister met AMRC training director Alison Bettac and some of the AMRC’s young apprentices.