Category Archives: skills

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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BMW Mini launches graduate recruitment programme

BMW has launched a new graduate recruitment programme with 13 places available across its Mini UK production network. Developed alongside the company’s graduate schemes in Munich, BMW’s UK graduate programme is looking for applicants in variety of areas ranging from … 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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REO joins electronics industry think tank

REO, the power equipment OEM, has become the latest member of the industry think tank Power Electronics where it joins the likes of Mclaren, Rolls Royce, Siemens and Schneider. Joining as a member of Power Electronics’ Industrial Drives group, the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing missing opportunity for women to fill skills gap

Neither the government nor the manufacturing industry is doing enough to close the skills gap by attracting women to non-traditional roles, according to manufacturing recruitment specialist Beatrice Bartlay. Bartlay – mustering her evidence from recent UK Commission for Employment and … Continue reading

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Dyson vacuum vies for place alongside bouncing bomb

Inventor and manufacturer James Dyson’s cyclonic vacuum cleaner may soon be ranked alongside iconic British engineering successes like Stephenson’s Rocket, Frank Whittle’s jet engine (pictured), Brunel’s iron ship and Barnes Wallace’s bouncing bomb in a new engineering hall of fame. … Continue reading

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Manufacturing jobs growth raises skills scare

New official labour market data published today suggests that 2013 will see a third consecutive year of jobs growth in the UK’s manufacturing industry for the first time in 16 years. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics … Continue reading

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