What Employers Say

Chris Breffit

Training & Applications Engineer
AESSEAL plc

AESSEAL plc

"Further to our discussion, please thank all the tutors for their efforts over the past couple of years, our last intake of 11 apprentices into the business ‘full time’ was our most successful ever, mainly due to the professionalism of the people delivering the training. It does not go unnoticed, we just don’t say thank you often enough!"


Paul Jebb

Director
Roy Hancock Engineering

Roy Hancock Engineering Ltd

"When I first went to the opening presentation at the AMRC, I was a little overwhelmed at the technology that was shown for the apprentice training. I made my point of view to the people in charge and the response was very positive. I was invited up the following day and shown round by the training staff. They explained in detail what would happen with the teaching & training. I was very impressed by their in depth detail and working knowledge of teaching all trainees the basics of engineering.

My point of view is that if you don’t know the basics you will never learn the more difficult areas of engineering. I have used a number of training providers in the past and the AMRC Training Centre is the one that has impressed me."


Robert Johnson

Director
Craftsman Tools

"We have found the new AMRC Training Centre to be a really good addition to our apprentice training programme. As a tier two partner, we are used to working with the AMRC so were very interested when the new training centre was announced, and from then on we have been very happy with the information and support provided. The opportunity for our 4 new apprentices to receive off-site training one day a week at the state-of-the-art facility is valuable experience and they are progressing well after just a couple of months. We look forward to recruiting more apprentices in the future and giving them the same great opportunities."


Martin Satur

Managing Director
Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Arnold Magnetic Technologies

"On hearing that the AMRC were extending their services to include apprentice training I was intrigued. From making the initial enquiry through to the commencement of courses I have been kept well informed as to the processes and procedures', my enquiries have been well received and promptly responded to by the numerous support staff. I'm particulary impressed with the inviations extended to employers and parents to get involved. We have placed a total of five apprentices in the hands of the AMRC, three new and two transfers from another provider, and thus far all parties are more than pleased with the arrangment. One assumes that the quality portrayed to date will also manifest in the training of the apprentices and I look forward to placing further apprentices for years to come."


Darren Roberts

Production Director
Evenort Ltd

Evenort Ltd

"Having looked very closely in the surrounding area for the academic support for our apprentices throughout their apprenticeships, the AMRC were leaps and bounds in front of any facility being offered by other providers. The service provided by the staff throughout the whole transition in every department exceeded my expectations and any doubts I had were quashed by the apprentices feedback I received which fills me with confidence for the future."


Annabel Stonehouse-Davies

HR & Recruitment Manager
X-Cel Superturn GB Ltd

X-Cel Superturn GB Ltd

"Since first making contact with the AMRC Training Centre to enquire about the possibility of placing apprentices within the new facility, I have been very impressed with the high level of service and support I have received throughout the entire process. The advice has been honest and professional and the level of support that is provided to employers has exceeded my expectations and that offered by other providers. The feedback that I have received via our apprentice also mirrors this and I look forward to recruiting and placing more apprentices and exploring CPD opportunities for our existing staff in the future."


Robert Hall

Managing Director
Energy and Environmental Services Ltd

Energy and Environmental Services Ltd

"Energy and Environmental Services, had been considering the appointment of an Apprentice for the past few months. When we heard that there was going to be a new Apprentice Training Centre coming to the AMRC, we were intrigued. I personally went along to various launch presentations, and quickly realised, this was going to be a venture worth supporting. The AMRC has been well resourced with quality staff, excellent learning facilities, and an environment that is extremely motivational for the apprenticeships.

The launch of the new Apprentice centre in January is keenly anticipated by our apprentice. The regular updates from the AMRC, both on the learning and activity front has been well received. Our Apprentice will be with us for his 1st onsite work in Dec, and we look forward to having him on board and seeing how he’s developed."


Chris Breffit

Training & Applications Engineer
AESSEAL plc

AESSEAL plc

"At AESSEAL plc. we believe that a successful apprenticeship programme is important for the future of our business. In January 2013, AESSEAL began working with AMRC TC to redesign our apprenticeship programme. During this process, the level of professionalism and commitment from all the staff at AMRC TC has been nothing short of excellent. They've been flexible and accommodating to our changing and often challenging demands as a business. Throughout the implementation of the programme, our expectations have been exceeded at every stage.

In our experience the staff at AMRC TC provides outstanding support to the apprentices, the facility is a pleasure to visit, the training has been a perfect match for our requirements, and in keeping with our determination to develop exceptional people."


Graham Schuhmacher

Head of Development Services
Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

"Rolls-Royce is committed to apprenticeships. They provide people with the foundation required to excel and can lead to highly rewarding careers. Apprentices at Rolls-Royce have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most advanced technology and build the skills they will need to succeed in engineering."


Sharon Ward

Group HR Manager
Sheffield Forgemasters

Sheffield Forgemasters

"A lot of employers don’t see the value of the long-term commitment to apprentice skills training but it is absolutely essential that companies see this. In today’s global market we need to have a highly competitive workforce. We face growing competition in our industry from countries like China and India who can undercut us in labour costs but it’s in the high quality, added value areas that we can make a difference."


Vince Middleton

Chairman
Newburgh Engineering

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"Apprenticeships should be the lifeblood of all companies that want a future, especially SMEs. Too many companies have ended up with ‘Dad’s Army’ workforces and then realise, sometimes too late, not only will valuable and traditional skills be lost but also years of critical experience. It is often difficult for SMEs to organise structured training programmes, especially if they have less than 20 employees or are in niche markets. However, now is the time for industries to come together and with the help & support of organisations like the AMRC, create structured training environments for quality and worthwhile apprenticeships thereby securing a multi-skilled workforce for the future in the Sheffield City Region."

 


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