AECOM, the Global infrastructure company have revealed that they will be working to provide industry training and insight to Sheffield Universityâs research staff. This training will be offered as a part of their new membership in the universityâs Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. It is under the agreement form this membership that both AECOM AND THE University of Sheffield will be working to look at opportunities within research and development that could have shared risks and costs.
The partnership could include research in to the construction, automotive, aerospace, food and beverage sectors. It will be a main focus to look at research that will meet the industryâs needs in a way that could improve the plans for the Northern Powerhouse scheme that has been put forward by the Government.
AECOM will equip the staff at the University of Sheffield with specialised industrial skills as part of their membership. These skills will allow staff to continue to support the expansion of the manufacturing industry throughout the UK. These skills will mainly help the high value manufacturing sector. The experts at AECOM will be on hand to provide a range of module that are connected to health and safety as well as optimizing manufacturing processes.
AECOM has an office which is located in Chesterfield, which is an integral section of the Sheffield City Region. The infrastructure company employs about 400 people and will also be offering the students at the University of Sheffield work placements with them.
The Sheffield City Region has a plan that aims to create 70,000 more jobs in the ten years between 2015 and 2025. The Strategic Economic Plan will focus on keeping a strong reputation for the region in their manufacturing, technology and engineering sectors. AECOM will help with this plan through its AMRC membership in order to help expand and improve the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District.