MTC employer partner Meggitt to open new £130m Ansty Park facility

MTC Employer Partner Meggitt, the international aerospace, defence and energy engineering group, is set to open its new manufacturing and office facility at Ansty Park later this year.

The relocation will see the engineering giant move to just minutes from the MTC, who continue to support Meggitt’s Corporate Apprenticeship Programme with 12 second year apprentices on placement and 20 first year apprentices who joined the MTC in September. MTC will also support Meggitt with graduate training via MTC Training in November.

Last year’s launch ceremony was attended by MTC Chief Executive Clive Hickman, MTC apprentices, and Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, who has previously visited the MTC earlier to discuss how the organisation continues to support local businesses.

Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group that specialises in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets. With 11,000 employees worldwide, the new ‘super site’ at Ansty Park is part of a £130million investment as the company looks for it to become a hub for next-generation aerospace innovation and R&D.

Meggitt Chief Executive Tony Wood said on the launch of the new site: “The Ansty Park ‘super site’ is hugely exciting for our new apprenticeship programme. We are giving talented, young engineers the opportunity to develop in a world-class manufacturing environment where they will make a difference to the organisation and its reputation internationally.”

Matthew Bastock, Apprentice Programme Manager at the MTC, said: “This is an exciting time for MTC Apprenticeships and our partnership with Meggitt. The first cohort of students will build their skills and expertise across the organisation’s many operations and gain vital insight into the workings of a global engineering group.

Meggitt’s commitment to the future of aerospace innovation and R&D, underpinned by the investment into the new facility here at Ansty Park, will continue to provide opportunities for young engineers and we are proud to partner with them.”