Category Archives: Education/Training

Johnson aims to attract more women to automotive sector

Automotive sector manufacturer Johnson Controls is hoping to develop its human talent pipeline by attracting more women into a traditionally male dominated industry. A new programme that will benefit more than 350 female employees at the company’s eight UK sites … Continue reading

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Team UK announced for ‘Skills Olympics’

Young British engineers have been fighting it out in regional and national heats across the country over the last 24 months to gain a place in the UK’s team for what has become known over many years as the Skills … Continue reading

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PM announces £25m fund for higher apprenticeships

Visiting Jaguar Land Rover in the Midlands, Prime Minister David Cameron today (22 July) announced details of a £25 million fund that will support up to 10,000 Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships, which he said would give firms in sectors such … Continue reading

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Young engineers scoop prestigious MTA awards

A solution to dampen excess vibration from computer game console accessories and a lightweight, folding aluminium trolley designed to carry water sports equipment (pictured) proved to be winners in a prestigious competition for budding engineers staged by the Manufacturing Technology … Continue reading

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Language barrier means Midlands UK manufacturers are missing potential trade

Massive business opportunities are being missed because UK manufacturers are reluctant to communicate with potential customers—especially those in new emerging markets – in any language except English. Sue Clark (pictured), MD at Midlands Technical Translations said that although there were … Continue reading

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Government launches new engineering skills retention initiative

The government today (13 July) announced that it is to throw a virtual lifeline to skilled manufacturing employees facing redundancy. A new internet-based system will help match workers who might, despite their skills and experience, otherwise find themselves in the … Continue reading

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Government launches ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ campaign

The government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has today (29 June) launched a ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ campaign to counter what it sees as the manufacturing sector’s old-fashioned image. The campaign is part of the government’s efforts to promote a … Continue reading

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