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Outreach Activities

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.

This week MTA’s Education & Development team attended the launch of Policy Connect’s report evaluating the effectiveness of Degree Apprenticeships.

The Prime Minister’s vision was for degree apprenticeships to bring the world of business and the world of education together, building the high level technical skills needed for the jobs of the future with the added benefit that young people were given financial security alongside a degree and associated professional certification.

A new post, “New feedback feature for the Apprenticeship Service” has just been published on the ESFA Digital blog.

Product manager Paul Kelman tells us about a new apprenticeship feedback service designed to help employers share views on training providers. We’re developing an exciting new feature so that users can give feedback on aspects of their apprenticeship programmes. Initially …

National Apprenticeship Week is fast approaching.  As an intermediary partner of the National Apprenticeship Service, the MTA would like to encourage any members hosting or taking part in National Apprenticeship Week activities to add their information to the event map.

The STEM Insight programme gives you the opportunity to showcase your business by offering a STEM Insight placement to careers leaders, teachers and technicians. Studies have shown that teachers play a vital role in helping young people find the right career path. By providing immersive experiences for teachers, you are supporting them to better understand the diverse range of STEM careers and career paths available to young people and helping to inspire your future talent pipeline.

The MTA will be writing a formal response to two of the Government’s current consultations:

In alignment with the Government’s Industry Strategy White Paper (Nov 2017), which highlighted the need for school pupils to have access to digital technologies, DATA have been running a project with a group of local schools who have been introducing robotics to their students linked to a range of ‘real life’ activities we have developed around them.  Previously, these schools would not have had access to this technology within their Design and Technology curriculum.

The MTA is currently recruiting for an advanced level apprentice to join the team in London from January 2018.

Would you like to develop your skills in an organisation that is at the heart of UK engineering and manufacturing? This apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

This week saw the Manufacturing Technologies Association support the PPMA BEST (Business Education, Skills and Training) STEM day to encourage next generation of engineers.

To ensure teachers are educated about the latest innovations and technologies, so that they can pass their knowledge onto their student, STEM Learning facilitates a work based learning programme and is looking for more partnering organisations.

Working on an international scale with clients from around the world can be a challenge: you don't want to ship your goods or deliver services and not get paid. 

Waiting 3 or more months to get paid isn't an option either when you need to cover your costs upfront and pay suppliers. 

How to secure funding for international deals and make sure you get paid - these are the questions we'll cover in this webinar.