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The MTA engages in a variety of outreach activities, to help young people realise the wide range of careers that are available to them within engineering based manufacturing.  To the left on the drop down menu is a list of the main outreach activities of the MTA - click on each one to find out what we do in more detail.

Below is a list of the recent news features and press releases featuring our recent outreach activity.

Following the MTA signing the MoD’s Corporate covenant in 2016, a number of members also followed suit below is further information on the covenant and what you can do as a business to support.

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

Organisations should follow NCSC advice and act on improving their resilience with the cyber threat heightened.

Following Russia’s unprovoked, premeditated attack on Ukraine, the National Cyber Security Centre continues to call upon on organisations in the UK to bolster their online defences.

As we start to learn to live with COVID-19 and government legislation is lifted in England, keeping workplaces safe and COVID-secure now sits even more heavily on the shoulders of employers.

Based on commonly asked questions, the Health & Safety experts of MTA Associate Member, Citation, have created a handy free guide, packed with key ways to start futureproofing your workplace against the risk of COVID-19.

An unprovoked and bloody invasion by Russia on Ukraine is underway by land, by sea and by air. In response, the Prime Minister yesterday announced the largest and most severe package of economic sanctions we have ever introduced and that Russia has ever faced.  

Today (Tuesday 8th February), the Minister for Skills, Alex Burghart MP announced the launch of a new partnership between industry and Government to grow the number of high-quality apprenticeships in the manufacturing sector.

In August 2020 a letter was sent to the Secretary of State for Education regarding the skills crisis facing all sectors of UK Manufacturing because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The government released guidance at the end of last week on travelling to the EU for work. The guidance varies for different countries so make sure you check out the requirements if you or someone for your business is planning to travel for work. 

We have been contacted this week by an undergraduate studying at Birmingham University and three years into my five year (MEng) Electronic and Electrical Engineering with Industrial Year degree.

They are currently looking for an industrial placement. For more information, or to request a copy of their CV, please contact


Lord David Frost it to join the cabinet as a full member, effective 1st March 2021.  He will be minister of state at the Cabinet Office, and it is widely reported that he is taking responsibility for the evolving relationship with the EU and its 27 members states, as far as trade is concerned.   

Mission Motorsport have had to postpone their Race of Remembrance for 2020.  Sadly, it’s left the charity with a huge (£50k) hole to try and fill - thus the idea of a geographically distanced, individual celebration was born - #YourRoR.