The Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) Heritage Course, delivered by In-Comm Training, works with leading restorers, race-preparation companies and marque specialists to deliver the heritage engineers of the future.
Apprentices learn with MCMT one week in every four, on a block release programme, with the other three weeks spent with their employers.
MCMT is rated as an "Outstanding Provider" by Ofsted.
In addition to formal learning of the engineering principles involved, apprentices work in small groups, assessing, dismantling and rebuilding projects ranging from the 1920s through to the 1980s, becoming familiar with the range of components and systems commonly in use.
We listen to employers and have been able to build in particular requirements to suit. For instance, the early emphasis on basic workshop skills and proficiency means that apprentices are quickly competent to carry out a variety of useful operations safely.
Companies we currently work with specialise in fields from specific component replacement and national/international racing to restoration for regular and show use.
We work with employers who want to up-skill existing employees, firms who have an apprentice in mind and with businesses who need support to find the right young person to develop.
The latter means MCMT can advertise, interview and shortlist applicants, monitor their work experience and make sure they fit your needs. We support you throughout the process, and help you understand your responsibilities to the apprentice.
Throughout the three to four years of the course, MCMT will support the apprentice and employer to make sure the relationship works for both parties, guiding them on how to be sector ready and tailoring the training to suit their aspirations and potential.
Vehicle Mechanical Technician
The 3 to 4-year course will equip learners with a host of skills and knowledge used in the restoration of classic cars, vintage racing and commercial vehicles by combining classroom teaching with the opportunity to apply their learning on real-life tasks, including taking part in rebuilding a classic car from scratch.
Apprenticeship level: 3 (Advanced).