The AMTC opens its doors as lockdown measures ease

On Monday 29th June, the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) officially re-opened its doors for learners to resume practical sessions. Our apprentices have now spent a few weeks in the centre and are pleased to be back, following over three months of predominantly theory-based virtual learning.

The Covid-19 pandemic for MTC Apprenticeships, like all other businesses, was something we had never experienced before but our best-in-class delivery team, worked hard to support our learners throughout and continue their progression.

With many businesses across the sector struggling, the MTC also supported several of our apprentices with offers of employment after facing redundancy and the possibility of not being able to complete their apprenticeship as a direct result of the pandemic.

Now, after weeks of preparation in order to meet the guidance set out by the UK Government and Public Health England, apprentices returned to the centre at AMTC to continue the crucial, practical aspect of their learning.

For the safety of all learners and staff, social distancing is being enforced at all times across the site. Increased hygiene measures are also in place with multiple hand sanitiser stations as well as a clear one-way system around the building to, ensuring safety onsite whilst our apprentices complete the crucial elements of their apprenticeships.

On the re-opening of the training centre, Deputy Director – Delivery for MTC Apprenticeships, Adrian Leavitt commented: “I am so proud of the way our staff and learners have dealt with the lockdown. Our apprentices have maintained exceptionally high standards throughout and they, along with our training team, have proved that we can deliver outstanding results in the most challenging circumstances.

“However, the re-opening of the AMTC in the safest possible manner was a priority and it is a significant moment for our learners. It will allow them to complete the crucial practical elements of their qualification that make apprenticeships so attractive to employers across the sector.”