Monthly Archives: June 2012

HSE confirms cost recovery scheme for lawbreakers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that its cost recovery scheme – known as FFI (Fee for Intervention) – that will hit health and safety law breakers in the wallet, will start on 1 October 2012 subject to … Continue reading

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JLR expands advanced skills course

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced the expansion of its pioneering new education programme, aimed at boosting the skills of engineers working within the automotive supply chain and other hi-tech industries. The Advanced Skills Accreditation Scheme (ASAS) was formally launched … Continue reading

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Manufacturers must unite for growth – Siemens report

New research from the automation, motors and drives specialist Siemens has revealed divided opinion within the manufacturing sector which it says could compromise the future growth of UK industry. The report, Industry Pulse – Challenges and Outlook for Manufacturing, reveals … Continue reading

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Women progress in male-dominated industries

According to a new report, the Women and Work programme, set up to tackle barriers to women getting on in certain business sectors such as manufacturing and engineering, has led to 24,400 women completing one or more training courses and … Continue reading

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Chinese manufacturing “boom is over” – Eversheds

Manufacturing in China is facing challenges, falling foul of “a chill wind” of economic reality, according to experts at the international law firm Eversheds. HSBC manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data reveals that China’s manufacturing sector contracted at the fastest … Continue reading

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Employers welcome new higher level apprenticeships

A government announcement of a £25 million fund to support 4,230 new higher apprenticeships in sectors including aviation, low carbon engineering and space engineering, has been welcomed by employer organisations. At the CBI, director for employment and skills Neil Carberry … Continue reading

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Brandauer unveils biggest ever investment

The Birmingham-based precision component manufacturer Brandauer has marked its largest ever investment with the official commissioning of two new high-speed presses. The company said the £750,000 investment at its Newtown facility had the potential to add £2m of new sales … Continue reading

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