The AMRC Training Centre is open as usual today (July 22). For our staff and students, please refer to previous email communications regarding access to the centre.   

It was an exciting week at the AMRC Training Centre, when our new business administration apprentices met for the first time.

The apprentices are all employed in businesses around the region and will meet up on a weekly basis to learn all they need to know at the new training centre, based in Catcliffe, Rotherham.

During the year they will learn new skills so that they can handle the day-to-day tasks that an office requires and help make sure things run smoothly. With 97% of employers saying that effective administration is essential to their business, we know that helping young people get a good foundation on the career ladder is crucial.

Christine Ainsbury, contracts manager at the AMRC Training Centre has been instrumental in setting up the programme and is a great supporter of helping young people get the best start in their working lives. She said "Ive seen the difference an apprenticeship can make and Im determined that the AMRC Training Centre will offer the very best standards and make the employers proud of their apprentices. Our first cohort is bright, articulate and enthusiastic and I cant wait to see them grow throughout the year".

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice in 2014, please speak to our business development manager, Grahame Ashcroft. Call him on 0114 222 9935 or email

If you are thinking about becoming an apprentice, please visit our website for further information.



Back Row:  Josh Talbot (University of Sheffield), Asaed Ali (University of Sheffield), Amy Fretwell (Foregmasters), Tom Luxton-Brookes (University of Sheffield), Anastasia Todd (University of Sheffield).

Front row:  Stacey Curtis (University of Sheffield), Laura Barber (London & Scandinavian Metallurgical Co Limited), Sophie Marsden (Eldon Tools).