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Pioneering engineering apprenticeship programme shortlisted for top award

Pioneering engineering apprenticeship programme shortlisted for top award

Published 09 Sep 2014 (12:51)

A pioneering advanced apprenticeships scheme, developed by the University of Sheffield, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Award.

The scheme is the brainchild of the new Training Centre, opened earlier this year by the Universitys Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing (AMRC), and has been shortlisted for the THE Widening Participation Initiative of the Year Award.

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A year on - Alison Bettac, Director of AMRC Training Centre

A year on - Alison Bettac, Director of AMRC Training Centre

Published 19 Sep 2014 (08:41)

What a year! Weve gone from a muddy field and no staff to a fully functioning training centre that has already produced its first cohort of apprentices. Im so proud of what weve achieved to date. Other higher and further education institutions are already emulating what we do here. Weve set the bar high and are leading the way.

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AMRC Training Centre praised by new employment and skills study

AMRC Training Centre praised by new employment and skills study

Published 26 Sep 2014 (09:30)

The work of the University of Sheffields AMRC Training Centre is highlighted in a new report, showing how universities and employers are joining forces to create a new generation of highly skilled employees.

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