At the MTC, we are united behind our vision to inspire Great British manufacturing on the global stage.
Who we are
The Manufacturing Technology Centre develops and provides innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. We focus on delivering bespoke manufacturing system solutions for our customers.
At the MTC, we are united behind our vision to inspire Great British manufacturing on the global stage. Since 2010 we have been very successful in building an enviable reputation for creating and implementing great ideas.
We are very passionate about growth and development in order to meet the constantly changing needs of society in the most impactful way.
Our Graduate and Apprenticeship Programmes provide outstanding professional and personal development opportunities in addition to delivering solutions to complex manufacturing problems. Working at the MTC will provide you with an opportunity to add value and generate positive change across our diverse business sectors.
Flexible working -
To help colleagues manage personal responsibilities and interests, we offer a suite of flexi-working policies including flexi-hours, working remotely and career breaks.
Smart Holidays -
In addition to eight public holidays, we provide 25 days paid holiday per annum if you work Monday to Friday. We offer the option to purchase, sell or carry forward up to five days of annual leave.
Competitive Pension -
We offer a highly attractive pension, provided by Scottish Widows, whereby we will contribute twice your own (up to a maximum company contribution of 8% of your salary).
Rewarding Dedication -
We offer an additional day’s holiday after four years continuous employment with us. Furthermore, we offer a further day’s holiday for each subsequent continuous year of service up to a maximum of 6 additional days.
Celebrating Success -
We host an annual awards ceremony to recognise team and individual brilliance and innovation.
Family Benefits -
We offer a range of support and benefits to new parents or guardians alike, including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity pay, alongside shared parental leave.
Professional Subscriptions -
As part of our commitment to support continual development, we offer up to £350 a year for a professional subscription to a relevant institution.
Cycle to Work -
Colleagues can hire a brand new bike and accessories through the Halfords Cycle2work scheme. Bikes and equipment worth up to £2,000 may be hired via this tax efficient scheme.
Employee Discounts -
Discounts are available through a scheme called Lifeworks and also through O2. Special offers each month are publicised in a monthly bulletin. In the last year, MTC colleagues have saved £20,000 in total.
Clubs and Societies -
Colleagues from across the organisation meet socially, including within our affinity groups (Accessibility, Neurodiversity, LGBT+, Women at the MTC), the Tilly Shilling Initiative and in a range of sport and hobby clubs. If enough colleagues are interested, the MTC will financially support you in establishing new clubs!
For more information see our graduate career pages
Values & culture
Our colleagues all share three things: our passion to transform industry, our values and our ethical principles. We welcome those who will share these with us. Our values – we do things the RIGHT way…
Honesty and integrity
Our ethical principles underpin everything we do…
Support the UK government to
improve people’s lives
responsibility to humanity
over profit or power
Strive to create a
celebrate Diversity & Inclusiveness
At the MTC, we all share a passion to transform industry for a sustainable world. Therefore, our purpose is to create a significant positive impact on society by enabling:
product based businesses to generate zero carbon economic growth
people to develop technical skills and knowledge
We focus on doing five key things to fulfil this purpose:
Productivity Improvement Support
Ultimately, this will lead us to building communities (between our people, industry and our stakeholders) to challenge wicked problems.
We are passionate about promoting engineering and other STEM professions within our industry. We do this through both STEM workshops and events, and by supporting diversity and inclusivity in the STEM community.
The Tilly Shilling Initiative (TSI) are passionate about promoting engineering and other STEM professions within our industry. We do this through both STEM workshops and events, and by supporting diversity and inclusivity in the STEM community.
We do this by focusing on promoting STEM within the community, to show that is it a viable career choice for anyone! This includes, but is not limited to school visits, workshops and events. As professionals within the engineering industry, we want to use our position to inspire and engage everyone into a STEM career.
In addition, we want to encourage other STEM professionals to consider how they can embrace diversity and inclusion. We've done this previously with the 'STEM the Gap' event we held in 2019 to discuss diversity and inclusion in engineering through speakers, panel discussions and workshops. We want to expand on these types of events in the future. By doing this, we hope to have a positive effect on changing the perception of the STEM industry.
Gender Equality Plan
To read our Gender Equality Plan, please use the link below:
When it comes to sustainability, I personally believe that the whole system needs to be considered. There are nine currently known planetary boundaries (Planetary boundaries - Stockholm Resilience Centre), it is generally understood that we are negatively impacting four of these and climate change is only one, biodiversity, land-system change and biogeochemical flows being the other three. For me it is important that the transition to Net Zero is sustainable and considers all the boundaries and it is key that the MTC and High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM Catapult) lead by example. How can we enable sustainable change if we do not embrace it ourselves?
The MTC has, since inception, been involved in projects that embody an ethos of modularity and efficiency. In many cases these translate to sustainable benefits, it is only now that these are becoming the driver for the projects rather than a side benefit.
Resource efficiency is a key factor in the transition to Net Zero with analysis from the ‘Enabling Conditions for Net Zero Programme’ conducted by the Catapult network suggesting that UK Consumption Emissions are around 43% and these are largely associated with materials processing. It has also been calculated that 80% of the environmental-social impact of a product is defined during the design stage, according to McAloone, T. C., & Bey, N.