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The manufacturer's organisation EEF has issued a report heavily criticiseing the implementation of the Apprenticeship Levy, as it called for drastic changes to the scheme. more

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Another year of decline in apprenticeships should be a 'final signal' to the Government, says EEF, after the latest figures on the failing Apprenticeship Levy scheme. more

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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