Spotlight on apprenticeships


Our approach to apprenticeships

Vocational education is a key part of providing skills for industry, and driving innovation and economic growth. We are determined to keep on developing this vital strand of education.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett

The University of Sheffield is a champion of apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships offer an alternative route to education through on-the-job skills, experience and qualifications.

For employers, apprenticeships can provide the talent and skills they need for their organisation to succeed.


AMRC Training Centre

Our AMRC Training Centre provides advanced apprenticeship and higher-level skills training to power the manufacturing workforce of the future.


Heidi Butterfield

Celebrating the success of apprenticeships

Some of AMRC Training Centre's apprentices explain why they chose an apprenticeship and how their training is helping them on their chosen career path.


AMRC shop floor

Sheffield universities team up to launch degree-level apprenticeships

Our pioneering degree-level apprenticeship programme will help plug a vital engineering skills gap in industry and provide an alternative route into higher education for young people.


Partnership with McLaren to bring £100m boost to UK economy

Our AMRC Training Centre will train apprentices such as Ian Hutchinson (pictured) to work in a new purpose-built McLaren Composites Technology Centre as part of our partnership with global brand McLaren Automotive.


Boeing begins construction on its first European production facility in Sheffield

Boeing Sheffield has already recruited a team of manufacturing apprentices, who are being trained at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Training Centre.

The new 6,200-square metre Boeing Sheffield facility, due to open in late 2018, is situated alongside the University of Sheffield's Factory 2050, part of the AMRC.

Boeing Sheffield apprentices


Apprentices employed by the University

Talented apprentices work across the University in departments such as human resources, engineering, science,  medicine, dentistry and health, and corporate communications.

Apprentice Fiona Allsop

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