The UK faces massive shortages of people with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) training.
Even though the UK is the world’s sixth largest manufacturer, with engineering contributing a turnover of around £800 billion per year towards the UK economy, employers are still finding it difficult to recruit STEM-skilled staff.
Government has long identified that STEM education is a major priority at both school and HE level and has invested significant levels of funding in raising the profile of opportunities for young people.
Challenges however remain for STEM teachers in showing how the subjects that they study at school or college can lead to rich and varied career pathways within the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
The AMRC Training Centre is dedicated to supporting the delivery of engaging STEM learning experiences in our region. We will work with schools, colleges and other partner organisations to develop a range of activities that can be offered to young people from the age of 11-16.
Is engineering for you?
Apprenticeships in engineering are a brilliant route to consider. Look out for our Apprentice Open Events that our scheduled throughout the year. At these events you can have a look around the centre, meet our experienced engineering trainers and talk to our current engineering apprentices to find out all you need to know about an apprenticeship in engineering.
Look out for our Apprentice Open Events on our What's On? page.