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AMP Hosts Visit From Isle of Man Apprentices

posted 5 Jul 2012, 07:16 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 5 Jul 2012, 07:17 ]
The Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham hosted a visit from apprentices working with some of the Isle of Man's (IoM) top engineering companies. 

The trip organised by the Isle of Man Engineering & Manufacturing sector aims to give its apprentices the opportunity to see some of the latest advanced manufacturing technologies both in development and in use on the UK mainland.

Apprentices from companies including GE Aviation, RLC Ronaldsway, and Swagelok participated in the visit. 

During the day at the AMP the group saw the facilities at the University of Sheffield AMRC with Boeing, the Nuclear AMRC and IIDEA Ltd, a leading provider of precision components for the energy, power, environmental and medical markets. 

Adrian Harrison, Skills Champion for the IoM Engineering Sector explained the importance of these visits; "The Isle of Man has a thriving advanced manufacturing sector with some high quality companies.

"It is very good for our apprentices to get the opportunity to visit some of the key research and manufacturing organisations on the mainland, to get both an appreciation of the wider industry sectors, and to experience some of the new technologies coming into the advanced manufacturing field." 

The visit was hosted by the AMP Project Team and Andrew Nettleton commented; "We're always happy to show off the world-class organisations and technologies that we have at the AMP.

"This is particularly the case on occasions where we can help to inspire and educate the next generation of engineering talent."