New centre goes on show

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A pioneering Sheffield University training centre for the next generation of top engineers opened its doors to more than 200 top employers.

The AMRC trains apprentices to be highly skilled workers who will hopefully go on to regenerate UK manufacturing.

The open day featured presentations from industry figures, including Hamid Mughal, global vice president of manufacturing for Rolls-Royce, Tim Wheeler, industrial engagement manager for Boeing, and James Selka, production director at AES Seal, as well as some of the apprentices.

The centre opened its doors for the first class of 150 advanced apprentices last year. Aged 16 and up, all come from a range of manufacturers with operations in the Sheffield city region, including Tata Steel, Rolls-Royce, Forgemasters, AES Seal, MTL Group, Newburgh Engineering, and from the AMRC group.

The centre also links with both Sheffield universities for higher education up to doctorate and MBA level, and offers many other courses.