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Welcome to AMRC Training Centre


The AMRC Training Centre opened its doors for the first time in October 2013. This state of the art Training Centre offers a variety of engineering and business services apprenticeships for you to consider.

The AMRC TC is the provider of choice for many of the Sheffield City Region most recognised employers covering Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield, Doncaster and Chesterfield - in fact over 200 companies at the last count are committed to utilising the AMRC TC for its apprenticeship training.

We also take on our own apprentices to work as part of the wider AMRC Group, who specialise in researchand development for advanced manufacturing.

This morning you might have eaten toast or cereal - this has been produced, packaged and despatched by machinery that has been built, installed and maintained by engineers. Think about your mobile phone, your clothes, your car or the bus you catch - everything requires a manufacturer, an engineer and an administrator to make it all happen.

The developments in new technology will always need people like you to come up with bright ideas to keep us all moving forward.

The Sheffield City Region has seen a huge increase in the engineering and manufacturing sector seeking skilled people to fill a wide variety of exciting roles For this reason, there has never been a better time to do an apprenticeship with the AMRC Training Centre. Not only it is a pathway to higher education, but it can also be the start of a fulfilling career.

We will work with you and your employer to give you the best possible start for a career in these growing sectors.

It's such a great time to choose to be an apprentice and you can't fail to be impressed by our facilities.

About us

The AMRC Training Centre is part of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). The AMRC is a global centre of excellence for industry-focused machining and materials research. We work with companies from around the world, and have brought in million pounds of investment.

Our cutting edge Training Centre is now open. It is an amazing place, with state of the art machinery and technology, teaching rooms and open learning areas. As well as apprenticeships it will also deliver higher education courses such as engineering degrees, leadership training up to MBA level, and technical qualifications to help engineers improve their skills.

The AMRC Training Centre offers apprenticeships in Engineering and Business Administration.

We presently offer apprenticeships in the following engineering pathways:

·         Electrical Engineering

·         Fabrication & Welding

·         Maintenance

·         Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

·         Technical support

Entry requirements

To join our engineering apprenticeship programme, you will need five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including mathematics, English and preferably a science/engineering qualification.

For our business administration apprenticeships, you will need five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent), including mathematics and English.  Experience or a qualification in IT is also an advantage. 

If you require any further information or would like to apply

Please visit our website, www.amrctraining.co.uk, or email us at info@amrctraining.co.uk

 

 

Facilities available

The AMRC TC is regarded as the ''Centre of Excellent'' for engineering and manufacturing for the Sheffield City Region.

Our 60,000 sq ft building covers the following engineering / manufacturing disciplines-

  • Manual Machining (Turning and Milling)
  • CNC Machining (3&5 Axis, Turning and Milling)
  • Design (AutoCAD)
  • Mechanical Maintenance
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Electronics (Robotics and P.L.C)
  • Welding & Fabrication

Also including State of the art teaching environment, classroom, canteen and changing/ wash rooms (male and female) facilities are all provided under one roof.

Additional support

As well as the below qualifications, the AMRC Training Centre will provide you with further skills that will support your career within the world of work. These include-

  • Presentation skills
  • Lean manufacturing principles
  • Project management
  • Technical & leadership skills

Our industry partners will also provide inspirational masterclasses on the technical subjects and career journeys within engineering and professional development.

Apprentices will be encouraged to take advantage of every opportunity in order to stand out from the crowd including becoming involved in activities such as

  • Employer and community projects
  • Apprenticeship Ambassador Events
  • World Skills UK (a national competition for apprentices). 

Learner success

What qualifications will I gain?

Engineering Apprenticeship

·         NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations

·         Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities

·         Level 2 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

·         Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (dependant on qualifications)

·         NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering

·         Further Education Certificate, Level 3 BTEC and Level 5 Foundation Degree

Business Administration Apprenticeship

·         NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Business Administration

·         NVQ Levels 2 & 3 in Customer Service

·         Level 2 Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities

·         Level 2 Award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

·         Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (dependant on qualifications)

·         Technical Certificate

At the AMRC Training Centre we understand the need for individuals to progress in their careers, and for employers to gain the most from their employees. Our engineering apprentices are able to progress on to our Higher Education Pathway should the individual and employer wish and continue your learning with the University of Sheffield up to a Level 8 Masters.

Our Engineering Higher Education Pathway allows individuals to move into higher education while receiving practical engineering skills in workplace, developing those new skills and carrying out cutting-edge research to keep your company ahead of the competition.

The Pathway provides the opportunity for employees to step on or off the learning ladder from a Level 3 apprenticeship to foundation degree up to doctorate level.


How to apply

You can apply for courses at AMRC Training Centre through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 09 January 2018
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Key information

Venues

  • A: AMRC
    • Address:
    • AMRC Training Centre
    • Off Highland Spring
    • Catcliffe
    • Rotherham
    • S60 5BL
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01142226662
    • Website:
    • www.amrctraining.co.uk
    • Email address:
    • info@amrctraining.co.uk
    • More information:
    • The AMRC is a global centre of excellence for industry-focused machining and materials research. We work with companies from around the world, and have brought in millions of pounds of investment to the region.

      The AMRC Training Centre opened its doors for the first time in October 2013. Our brand new Training Centre is state of the art and offers a variety of learning pathways for you to consider, from engineering to business administration.

      Many employers have already signed up for their apprentices to learn at our centre, including Firth Rixon, Newburgh, Rolls-Royce and Tata Steel - in fact over 40 companies at the last count.  We also take on our own apprentices to work as part of the wider AMRC group, who specialise in research and development for advanced manufacturing.

      The AMRC Training Centre is led by a team of industrialists who have experienced the challenges of developing world-class talent, and learning specialists who understand the requirements of the manufacturing sector.

      We will work with you and your employer to give you the best possible start to your career. It's such a great time to choose to be an apprentice and you can't fail to be impressed by our new training centre.