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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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New composite engineering skills framework to be led by new chairman

Semta, the sector skills body for science, engineering and advanced manufacturing, is today (8 May) launching a new ‘Composite Engineering Apprenticeship Framework’ and a change in the leadership of the group that will oversee its implementation. New strategy group chairman … Continue reading

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Manufacturing leaders threaten to quit industry

British Manufacturing is threatened with a mass exodus of executives because companies aren’t doing enough to help improve their skills, a report published today (24 April) has revealed. The 2013 Harvey Nash Manufacturing Leadership survey shows that 40% of executive … Continue reading

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Apprentices more employable than graduates says survey

An Apprenticeship makes a young person ‘more employable’ than those with other qualifications – including a degree, a new Government Survey has found. The research, conducted by ICM Research, showed apprentices were rated head and shoulders above their peers by … Continue reading

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Cross-sector industrial partnerships gather pace

Plane-maker Airbus and automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are among those spearheading an industrial partnership scheme to bring together employers of all sizes to discuss how they can help tackle common issues as well as those specific to their … Continue reading

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Higher apprenticeship in space engineering launched

The launch of the first ever Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering has been announced by Loughborough College and the National Space Academy. The programme, which will form a pathway within Semta’s Higher Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering this summer, will … Continue reading

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Engineering firm goes tal(l)ent spotting

Durham-based engineering firm  Gestamp Tallent Automotive is offering local youngsters who measure up to a series of challenges a genuine job at its Newton Aycliffe plant. The company has set Year 11 pupils at nearby Woodham Academy a series of … Continue reading

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