NG Bailey’s role in training hub for engineers

HUNDREDS of apprentices who want to gain an insight into the highly-charged world of Formula One racing will soon be beating a path to a Yorkshire-based training centre.

The new AMRC training centre at Sheffield University will nurture the engineers of the future.

Ilkley-based NG Bailey’s engineering division has been awarded a contract to provide the mechanical and electrical services to the new training centre.

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Working alongside the main contractor, Willmott Dixon, NG Bailey will design and install mechanical and electrical services to the building, including an electrically-driven heating and cooling design system.

Working with the engineering team, NG Bailey’s IT Services division has also been contracted to install the structured cabling in the building, and the company’s offsite manufacturing division will be providing brackets for the project.

Mike Darlington, joint managing director of NG Bailey’s engineering division, said: “This is an exciting and challenging project and one which allows us to demonstrate our skills and expertise in building services.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded this contract and look forward to working with Willmott Dixon and the University of Sheffield.”

Once completed, the AMRC Training Centre will provide training in the skills that manufacturing companies need to compete globally, from apprenticeship through to doctorate and MBA level.

The centre will focus on high-level apprentice training, concentrating on sectors such as aerospace, energy and Formula One. The building is due for completion in December.

The AMRC Training Centre will take in around 250 people, aged 16 and upwards, each year for advanced apprenticeships which last for three or four years. Apprentices will be employed by manufacturing companies, mainly in the Sheffield area.

The AMRC Training Centre will be based in a new 5,500 sq m building next to the Advanced Manufacturing Park, which is currently under construc- tion.

It is supported by the Regional Growth Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.