Photo: Representatives from AMTC, UKAEA, STFC and Midas Construction along with OAS apprentices at the construction site for the OAS Phase 2 training centre
The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) will bring its wealth of experience to train OAS apprentices when the new building opens in September 2019 and forms OAS Phase 2.
AMTC is a state-of-the-art training centre, based next to the Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry. Since opening in 2015, it has run a highly successful apprenticeship scheme training and securing employment for over 150 Level 3 apprentices. It has an impressive track record in teaching not only core engineering skills but also the latest advanced manufacturing techniques being used in industry.
David Martin, UKAEA Chief Operating Officer and OAS Project Sponsor, said: “In AMTC we are partnering with one of the UK’s most forward-thinking training organisations. They will give apprentices at OAS access to new technologies and ways of working, ready for the hi-tech industries of the future.”
Paul Rowlett, Managing Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, said: “Having an insight into tomorrow’s technology gives us the ability to create training programmes and apprenticeships to equip industry with a capable workforce. We are delighted to be working with UKAEA and STFC to deliver the Oxfordshire Advanced Skills training programme. There is a clear synergy and shared vision across our organisations.”
Helen Johnson, Head of Apprenticeship & Graduate Schemes at STFC said: “STFC already employs more than 80 apprentices across our laboratories and has a vibrant and growing apprenticeship programme, recruiting and training apprentices in engineering, project management, computing and ICT. They are an integral part of STFC’s skill base and this expansion of what OAS is able to offer engineering and technology apprentices is fantastic news for STFC and the many partner organisations we work with in the commercial and public sectors.”
The new OAS building will be able to accommodate up to 350 apprentices, with industry-standard equipment covering a wide range of engineering and technology disciplines.
Watch the Phase 2 building take shape with our monthly timelapse videos. Our camera is recording activity at the OAS construction site and you can keep up to date with progress at https://www.oas.ukaea.uk/phase-2/