Category Archives: apprenticeships

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Future Manufacturing Award winners announced

Prosthetics manufacturer Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons has been declared the ‘winner of winners’ for its “ambition to delivering quality products to improve people’s lives” at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013 which celebrate the strengths of UK manufacturing. The … Continue reading

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Auto industry demand boosts Worcester press sales

The mechanical and hydraulic press provider Worcester Presses is aiming to mark 65 years of manufacturing in Stourbridge by hitting £1.75m annual sales in 2014, helped by capital investment by the automotive industry which has generated demand for its machines. … Continue reading

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Bombardier’s Derby factory to build Crossrail trains

The government announced today that 760 UK manufacturing jobs and 80 apprenticeships will be supported by its decision to award a contract for 65 trains to be built at the Bombardier factory in Derby. Transport for London (TfL) and The … Continue reading

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Mercia expects business to flow from £300,000 water jet investment

The Midlands firm Mercia Architectural is to launch a new manufacturing service. The Dudley-based company has invested £300,000 in the installation of a Dynamic Mach3 high pressure water jet cutting system and says it is setting its sights on winning … Continue reading

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BMW seeks 160 apprentices

BMW is looking for around 160 young people who it wants to demonstrate they have “a passion for the motor industry” to take up apprenticeships available through its UK company and dealership schemes in 2014. The iconic German car maker … Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover launches £21,000+ jobs campaign at its new Engine Manufacturing Centre

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a phased campaign to recruit 600 people over the next four years at its new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton. JLR said this was the first significant campaign to recruit 1,400 employees for the plant. … Continue reading

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