Scotland’s First Minister praises Sheffield’s advanced manufacturing capabilities08 November 2016
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, with Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Executive Chairman of the AMRC.
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, visited the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) on Monday 7 November 2016.
The First Minister met apprentices developing the skills to become the next generation of advanced manufacturers at the AMRC’s Training Centre. These apprentices, who are employed by manufacturing companies and awarded qualifications by the University of Sheffield, explained how their programme is helping businesses to plug the UK skills gap and increase productivity in the advanced manufacturing sector.
The First Minister also met with businesses in the region who work with the AMRC to develop advanced manufacturing capacity, skills, products and processes.