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Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Training (AMET) Centre

Centre of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

There has never been a better time to study for a career in engineering and manufacturing, thanks to a £656,000 funding grant from the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and support from local employers.

After the successful launch of the Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Training (AMET) Centre at our Winsford campus, we have now opened our doors to an AMET Centre at Warrington campus.

Our AMET Centres are fitted out with a range of specialist equipment designed for measuring materials, testing and analysis.

The AMET Centres will support and train students in applying smarter manufacturing techniques with industry-led digital technologies, such as robotics, industrial control and digital intelligence. There will be a focus on mechatronics and metrology at Warrington campus, with the curriculum developed in line with demand from local manufacturing and engineering businesses located in and around the town.

Engineering skills in demand

We are working closely with local and regional employers to train young people to meet the skills demand of the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

With many high-profile employers based locally, including AstraZeneca in Macclesfield, ThermoFisher Scientific in Warrington and Roberts Bakery in Northwich, there is no shortage of opportunities within the Warrington and Cheshire region.

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Engineering during the pandemic

Whilst the pandemic has had a devastating impact on a number of key industries, the engineering sector has played a vital part in the fight and recovery from this crisis; from developing testing kits, manufacturing ventilators and PPE to developing a vaccine.

“In their response to the current crisis, scientists and engineers have demonstrated their expertise, agility and innovation and lessons learned from the crisis will continue to inform the recovery and protect against future outbreaks,” says Dr Leevers, CEO of EngineeringUK.

The AMET Centre will work in close collaboration with local employers who have voiced a need to digitalise their manufacturing processes and are keen to upskill their current workforce and recruit skilled employees.

There has never been a better time to pursue a career in engineering!

As technology rapidly develops, the demand for skilled workers in these sectors is growing.

According to a 2021 Engineering UK report: 124,000 engineers and technicians will be needed annually up to 2025, while 79,000 engineering-related roles are expected to be made per year, to cope with demand.


Our Business Development Team is always on hand to support our employer partners.

If you would like further information about the apprenticeships, courses and opportunities available to employers as part of the AMET Centre, please contact us on 01925 494 271 or email amet.@wvr.ac.uk.

Alternatively drop us a message via the form below.

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