Booming MTC expects to create 100 new jobs this year
Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) continues to become one of the city’s booming businesses, after seeing its workforce grow by more than 20 percent in the past year and it is predicting further growth in 2018, including an increase in the number of apprentices, which currently stands at 147.
Having started 2017 with 502 employees, it closed the year with 629, which is the third successive year the MTC has expanded its workforce by more than 100 employees and it is expecting similar numbers this year.
Chief executive Clive Hickman says: “Every year we have shown huge growth as we look to keep pace and support the UK manufacturing industry, as well as play a vital role in developing the engineers of the future via our apprenticeship programme.
“We expect to see our employee and apprentice numbers increase again this year, adding to our world class engineers and those at the start of their careers.
“The MTC has been an exciting and rewarding place to work and positions itself as one the city’s foremost employers, offering a rich diversity of roles in a flourishing and dynamic industry.”
The MTC, which boasts an impressive campus at Ansty Park, is a leading independent research and technology organization, developing cutting-edge technologies in a range of fields including digital manufacturing, additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotics and electronics.
It is currently expanding its existing facilities with a dedicated new base for its Business Launch Centre, which will allow it to strengthen its support for manufacturing SMEs and start-ups.
In addition, it is enhancing the National Additive Manufacturing Centre, which is overseeing a £14m government-backed project to increase the use of additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry supply chain.
This has increased the need to bring in engineers to deliver the vast range of projects to develop and deliver technology for leading names such as Rolls-Royce, Panasonic and Amey as well as SMEs, the lifeblood of the British manufacturing industry.
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is inspiring British manufacturing globally by developing innovative manufacturing technologies and processes in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.
Founded in 2010, the MTC has some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world enabling it to provide a specialised environment for the development and demonstration of innovation to be used on an industrial scale.
A leading proponent of digitising manufacturing and home to the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, the MTC has expertise across a range of technologies. The MTC works collaboratively with companies of all sizes from start-ups to global corporations in diverse industry sectors including aerospace, marine, defence, construction and food and drink.
The MTC has more than 100 industrial members, who play an active role in the steering of the technological path of the organisation. The membership scheme promotes long term relationships, however, the MTC works with any company seeking a manufacturing solution.
It is also home to the Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, a purpose-built facility for the MTC’s award-winning apprenticeship programme and manufacturing training courses aimed at redressing the skills gap. The centre is also equipped as a state-of-the-art conference and events facility.
The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, which is supported by Innovate UK.