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Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Academy

Established in 2021, our sub-regional centres of excellence for advanced manufacturing and engineering at our Warrington and Winsford campuses 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.

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 Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Academy 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.


Explore our facilities

Our Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Academies are complete with a range of specialist equipment designed for measuring materials, testing and analysis.

The Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Academies 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.

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.


We're working in partnership with Aico, the European market leader in Home Life Safety.

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In this video, Alex Parker, Account Manager at Aico, talks about our partnership.

Students studying in our Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Academy benefit from this partnership by having access to their Expert Installer Training session which they deliver at the college several times throughout the academic year.


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


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