Manufacturing Support Services

The MTC and Manufacturing Support Services

Lloyds Banking Group has continued to support the UK manufacturing sector with a £10m sponsorship through to 2024 of the Lloyds Bank Manufacturing Training Centre at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry. Alongside this, Lloyds Banking Group is also supporting the training and upskilling of 3500 graduates, engineers and apprentices.

The Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. They focus on delivering bespoke manufacturing system solutions for our customers.

They operate some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world, and employ a team of highly skilled engineers, many of whom are leading experts in their field. This creates a high quality environment for the development and demonstration of new processes and technologies on an industrial scale.

The MTC’s areas of expertise are directly relevant to both large and small companies, and are applicable across a wide range of industry sectors. The MTC’s members include global manufacturing companies from multiple sectors. Research partners include the University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and TWI Ltd.

The MTC is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult which is supported by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board).

Manufacturing Support Services

The MTC’s Manufacturing Support Services works with manufacturers to help them embrace the latest technology and improve their productivity to maintain tomorrow’s growth. The team provides specialist support for smaller companies and can access Innovate UK REACH funding for SMEs.

Recognising that businesses don’t stand still in an ever competitive environment, the MTC offers a range of services to accelerate business performance with dedicated experts in the Manufacturing Support Services team. The experienced team can directly assist manufacturers to improve quality, cost and delivery performance.

SME Apprentice Support Service

The new SME Apprentice Support Service will help your organisation to successfully manage and fulfil your apprenticeship needs.

For eligible employers, the service includes funding assistance for the duration of the apprenticeship, and the MTC may be able to offer additional salary support during your apprentice’s first year.

They are also giving your organisation FREE access to their cutting edge training courses to raise your awareness of new and disruptive technologies.

For more information visit

View this video on the Manufacturing Support Services

You can also find out about one of the organisations supported by the MSS – Chafer

Important legal information

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