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Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Training Centre

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Centres of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering at our Winsford and Warrington campuses, thanks to funding from Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and support from local employers.

Our AMET Centres house state-of-the-art equipment to support the skills required for smarter manufacturing techniques. They act as specialist hubs for manufacturing and engineering industries that utilise industrial digital technologies such as robotics, industrial control and digital intelligence.

Serving the region as specialist Centres for materials measurement, testing and analysis, our AMET facilities will boost the provision of digital and manufacturing skills training across Cheshire and Warrington.

Local employers have highlighted their aspiration to digitalise manufacturing processes and upskill their employees in parallel. Our Winsford campus will support this aspiration locally, with our Warrington campus set to support employers further afield.

The investment from the LEP has ensured the facilities and curriculum across both college sites are in line with local employer demand within the manufacturing and engineering sectors. With a strong focus on Metallurgy within our Winsford campus and on Mechatronics and Metrology at our Warrington campus.

Applications are open for September. You can submit an application here.

You can also register for an AMET apprenticeship programme by contacting our Apprenticeship Matching Service Team at: apprenticeships@wvr.ac.uk.

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Local Growth Fund

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are playing a vital role in driving forward economic growth across the country, helping to build a country that works for everyone.

That is why by 2021 Government will have invested over £12bn through the Local Growth Fund, allowing LEPs to use their local knowledge to get all areas of the country firing on all cylinders.

Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse is a key aspect of this Government’s approach to addressing the productivity gap in the North and ensuring a stronger, more sustainable economy for all parts of the UK.

The government has awarded £3.4bn in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Northern Powerhouse.