The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is offering a lifeline to redundant employees of the collapsed battery manufacturer Britishvolt.
The MTC is offering Britishvolt employees the chance to fill more than 50 engineering, manufacturing and supporting roles at its Ansty Park headquarters. The roles available include engineers of all levels as well as project managers and trainers.
The MTC is to hold an open day on 25th January to give Britishvolt employees the chance to learn about the MTC and its cutting-edge facilities, meet MTC managers and explore career opportunities available to them.
The open day will be from 11am to 3pm at the MTC’s headquarters at Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU. Any Britishvolt employees interested in attending should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register their attendance.
The MTC has already taken on three Britishvolt apprentices, allowing them to transfer their employment and training, and complete their apprenticeships at the centre.
MTC chief people officer, Vicki Sanderson said the MTC was keen to support the UK manufacturing community.
She said: "Following the sad news that Britishvolt has fallen into administration, the MTC is offering Britishvolt employees who have been made redundant a wide range of manufacturing, engineering and supporting roles within the MTC organisation. The UK has long suffered from a shortage of people with the right engineering and associated skills to take the country's manufacturing industry into the future, so it is important that these skills are not lost to other sectors.”
More than 300 jobs were lost when Britishvolt collapsed into administration. MTC roles available include research engineers, laser and metrology engineers, mechanical and electrical team leaders, technology managers, business transformation advisors, manufacturing engineers, project managers and engineering trainers, as well as maintenance, finance and health and safety roles.
The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions, in line with the Government’s manufacturing strategy. The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, supported by Innovate UK.