The level of new apprentices starting courses in the UK rose slightly over 2017, but dropped 27 per cent from the start of the last academic year. more

25 Jan 2018 14:38 Industry News

A new apprenticeship programme offered by Solutions 4 Polymers and the College of West Anglia is swiftly registering participants. more

8 Jan 2018 11:38 Industry News

Packaging company RPC Group joined with Spencer Watts, a representative of a youth sports injury charity, to give graduation certificates to its manufacturing apprentices. more

5 Jan 2018 14:49 Industry News

Northumberland's North East Company of the Year Award winner Omega Plastics takes a retrospective look over 2017. more

18 Dec 2017 15:33 Industry News

Successful funding from a bank has given chair moulder Advanced Furniture the opportunity to buy a new factory. more

14 Nov 2017 12:23 Industry News

An apprentice swap between Thermo Fisher Scientific and Günther Hot Runner Systems has strengthened ties between German and British hi-tech manufacturers. more

6 Nov 2017 11:50 Industry News

A site to encourage students to think plastic for their careers has been made by the British Plastics Federation. more

26 Oct 2017 09:22 Industry News

A UK business survey has suggested more apprentices would be a solution to the UK’s skills gap if investment could cover costs for SMEs. more

17 Oct 2017 10:30 Industry News

The CBI has written to the UK Treasury hinting it has run out of patience with spending cuts, imploring the Government to invest in industry for growth. more

16 Oct 2017 16:07 Industry News

Young stars of polymer engineering can enter nominations for the Worshipful Company of Horner's Apprentice Awards. more

4 Oct 2017 10:32 Industry News

Four apprentices at Rutland Plastics are on the course to success after achieving their preferred roles within the company. more

30 May 2017 16:16 Industry News

The first polymer apprentices to complete a 30-month training programme at Telford’s Polymer Training and Innovation Centre (PTIC) have been recognised as an asset to their future employers. more

13 Apr 2017 15:52 Industry News


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From the start of April 2017 large employers will pay into a funding pot for apprentice training, but a Government committee has called the scheme ‘a blunt tool.’ more

5 Apr 2017 13:40 Industry News

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The winners of the 2016 ‘Polymer Apprentice of the Year Award’ have been unveiled at a ceremony in London. more

28 Feb 2017 13:38 Industry News

Provider of plastics processing and ancillary equipment, Motan Colortronic, says “now is the right time” to expand its UK team as it takes on new staff. more

14 Jul 2016 14:23 Industry News

The hunt has begun to find the best of this year’s British manufacturing – including the most outstanding apprentices. more

16 May 2016 10:19 Industry News