Apprentices and Training

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has opened a high-class training facility in order to ensure UK moulders are getting the most out of their machinery investments. more

Oct 11, 2016 2:00 PM Industry News

RJG Technologies has received accreditation for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for a number of its polymer training courses by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3). more

Aug 17, 2016 2:25 PM Industry News

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is one of a group of membership and professional bodies calling for a delay in the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in order to protect the quality of apprenticeships and skills investment. more

Aug 5, 2016 2:14 PM Industry News

Specialist plastics and rubber engineering company, Rediweld, has highlighted the benefits of apprenticeships to its business during National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March). more

Mar 17, 2016 4:58 PM Industry News

A Leeds-based glass reinforced composites manufacturer has praised its apprentices, saying that they are an “essential investment” to the business and paramount to its evolution. more

Mar 2, 2016 2:14 PM Industry News

A North East precision tooling and injection moulding company has moved to secure its future workforce needs with the appointment of new engineering apprentices. more

Jan 29, 2016 9:00 AM Industry News

Two UK plastics companies have joined forces in order to support and encourage the next generation of skilled workers into the industry. more

Jan 21, 2016 3:34 PM Industry News

Innovative research projects using novel and emerging technologies are attracting more talented students to careers in the recycling and resource recovery sectors, according to Axion Consulting. more

Nov 24, 2015 1:53 PM Industry News

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has announced it has invested a further £2 million into its state-of-the-art technology training centre in Aston, Birmingham. more

Nov 11, 2015 10:30 AM Industry News

A North-East based plastic injection moulder has successfully recruited two apprentices that it says will be “instrumental” in helping the company meet its future goals. more

Nov 3, 2015 3:48 PM Industry News

A Blackburn-based plastic injection moulding company has taken on its first apprentice in 17 years as it looks to futureproof its growth plans. more

Nov 3, 2015 10:42 AM Industry News

The British Plastics Federation has announced new strategy for the UK plastics industry set to raise its profile via a number of channels. more

Nov 2, 2015 11:47 AM Industry News

The first-year report from the Science Industry Partnership, a initiative designed to provide a skilled current and future workforce in the science-based industries, says empowering employers has been key to its success. more

Aug 7, 2015 2:17 PM Industry News

An apprentice at ENGEL Austria has been recognised for her skills and dedication with two awards at an industry event. more

Jul 21, 2015 2:56 PM Industry News

A member of the Lotte Chemicals UK team has been recognised at an awards ceremony for the science industries. more

May 13, 2015 5:01 PM Industry News

The science industries’ £52m skills and talent initiative, the Science Industry Partnership (SIP) has announced it surpassed 2,000 new people being trained as the initiative reaches its first anniversary this month. more

Apr 21, 2015 10:10 AM Industry News

The waste management and recycling sector is attracting more apprentices seeking practical experience versus academic studies, says a UK based recycler. more

Mar 31, 2015 1:00 PM Environment

Polymer Study Tours: taking plastics to the pupils

After the end of a long term, teachers across the country rolled up their sleeves for an extra-curricular course in plastics and I went to find out more about how this initiative is attempting to plug the industry's skills gap. more

Jul 22, 2014 1:39 PM Leanne Taylor's Blog 1 Comments

Ancillaries supplier, Summit Systems, is lending its support to what it describes as an “exciting” new UK training facility in order to help develop young talent within the industry. more

Apr 8, 2014 12:32 PM Industry News

Leicester-based engineering plastic solutions company, Nylacast, has recently opened an on-site Engineering Training Academy, which it hopes will help combat the UK skills shortage and create a resource pool of skilled engineers. more

Mar 24, 2014 11:26 AM Industry News

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