Apprentices at low-carbon battery manufacturing pioneer Britishvolt are to carry out their apprenticeship training at the Coventry-based Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre run by MTC Training.
MTC Training - part of the Ansty-based Manufacturing Technology Centre - has signed an agreement with Britishvolt to deliver syllabus development and training as part of its nationwide apprenticeship programme, which Northumberland College is also signed up to.
Apprentices from Britishvolt's giant gigaplant in Blyth, Northumberland and its HQ in Coventry will go through MTC Training's four-year engineering technician apprenticeship course. They will spend their first year at the AMTC before dividing their time between the centre and Britishvolt facilities. The first cohort of apprentices will begin their training at the AMTC in September, with the potential for hundreds of apprentices to follow in coming years.
Managing director of MTC Training, David Grailey said the agreement with Britishvolt was a significant feather in the AMTC's cap.
Britishvolt expects to employ more than 3,000 people at its Northumberland gigafactory and has recently announced a £200 million battery manufacture scale-up facility at Hams Hall in Warwickshire to boost its manufacturing capacity as it meets demand from electric car makers.
Katie Sloggett, Britishvolt's head of learning and development said
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