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Ceratizit UK & Ireland is pleased to announce a three-year agreement to provide cutting tools and technical support and applications advice to the two apprentice training sites run by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), MTC Apprenticeships in Coventry and Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) in Abingdon.

Training the next generation of engineers is vital to the ongoing success of UK manufacturing, particularly in high technology sectors such as aerospace, energy, automotive and, of course, medical. As such, Ceratizit UK & Ireland sees the support of apprentices and other educational establishments as an important commitment that it is happy to make. Commenting on the partnership, Operations Manager for the training centres, Emma Johnstone says “It’s great to have the support from Ceratizit UK & Ireland for the apprentice programme across both sites. Machining applications is a core subject for the qualification and underpins the advanced machining applications and practices that apprentices learn. Having access to the latest tools that are used in industry gives apprentices first-hand knowledge and skills that they will use in the workplace, a real benefit for employers.”

As part of its ongoing support for young engineers Ceratizit UK & Ireland provides a significant discount to any school, college or accredited apprentice training facility that covers every item in its extensive range of cutting tools and workholding systems. In addition, its Technical Sales Engineers are all qualified as STEM Ambassadors, meaning they are able to provide on-site support as and where students need it to enhance their knowledge of metal cutting technology.  

“Supporting MTC Apprenticeships and OAS is an ideal extension of the work we already do to promote the future of engineering,” says Ceratizit UK & Ireland’s Sales Manager, Industry Solutions, Adrian Fitts. “As part of the partnership with the MTC we will provide them with an annual allowance to spend on any product within our portfolio, as well as supporting them with remote and on-site technical support.”

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Pictured Above: Apprentices at the MTC will now benefit from technical support and tooling from Ceratizit UK & Ireland as part of a three-year partnership.


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For more than 95 years, CERATIZIT has been a pioneer in the field of ambitious hard material solutions for machining and protection against wear. The private company, with registered offices in Mamer, Luxembourg, develops and produces highly specialised cutting tools, indexable inserts, rods made from hard materials and wearing parts. We are the global market leader in various application segments for wearing parts and are successfully developing new carbide, cermet and ceramic grades, for example in woodworking and stone working.

With more than 9,000 employees at 34 production facilities worldwide and a sales network with over 70 branches, the Group is a global player in the carbide sector. Our international network also includes subsidiaries KOMET, WNT, Becker Diamantwerkzeuge and Stadler Metalle, as well as the CB-CERATIZIT joint venture. As a technology leader, we continuously invest in research and development and hold over 1,000 patents. Our innovative carbide solutions are used in the mechanical engineering and tool making sectors, in the automotive industry, the aviation and aerospace industry, and in the medical industry.

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