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 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

Companies throughout the plastics industry are being encouraged to highlight the benefits of a career within the sector this week as part of a nationwide initiative to attract future recruits. more

Nov 2, 2015 10:50 AM Industry News

In partnership with Cambridge Regional College, Peterborough-based G&A Moulding Technology is launching a Polymer Processing Apprenticeship with the goal of addressing the significant lack of training in the plastics industry. more

Mar 10, 2014 9:07 AM Industry News

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon David Cameron MP, has announced a new initiative which will help create 100,000 registered Engineering Technicians by 2018. more

Jun 25, 2013 9:49 AM Industry News

Lincolnshire-based technical plastics company, Luxus, has helped to bring a lighter touch to transit packaging innovator Loadhog’s product design team thanks to a recent apprentice ‘job swap’ experience. more

Jun 20, 2013 3:36 PM Industry News

New data released by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) shows that the number of apprenticeship applications rose by more than 32 percent, with a 10 percent increase in engineering and manufacturing applications. more

May 31, 2013 12:00 PM Industry News

Superior, a Dorset-based manufacturer of precision rubber O rings, seals and special mouldings, has had its apprenticeship scheme formally recognised and approved by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering in London. more

Mar 25, 2013 11:55 AM Industry News

The winner of the first Horners and Cogent Gold Standard Polymer Apprentice of the Year award has been announced. more

Feb 27, 2013 12:18 PM Industry News

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