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Manufacturing Technology Centre offers job lifeline to redundant Britishvolt staff

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24 January 2023

The highly skilled employee base from the collapsed battery manufacturer Britishvolt are being thrown a lifeline by the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre.

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 January 25 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 on January 25 from 11am to 3pm at the MTC’s headquarters at Ansty Park, Coventry, CV7 9JU. Any Britishvolt employees interested in attending should contact [email protected] 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. The MTC, as a proud supporter of UK manufacturing and a progressive employer, has more than 50 roles in the West Midlands available and we are offering Britishvolt employees the chance to take these opportunities."

More than 300 jobs were lost when Britishvolt collapsed into administration last week. 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.

Established to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions, the MTC houses some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, creating a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new technologies on an industrial scale. This provides a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop new and innovative processes and technologies


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Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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