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Benjamin Boitout (L) and Guillaume Bouvier (R) with Broanmain’s injection moulding setter Alexandre (C)

Surrey-based injection moulding firm, Broanmain Plastics, is hosting two French students as part of its succession planning. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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The Pentagon Plastics Group has taken on its first toolroom apprentice as it looks to invest in the future of its UK manufacturing facilities. Read 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. Read more

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

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

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

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The Chairman of the British Plastics Federation’s Brexit Taskforce has said that ensuring the industry has enough skilled staff in the future is an “enormous challenge”. Read 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. Read 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.’ Read more

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A new pilot programme designed to upskill apprentices across the continent has been launched in a collaborative programme between the UK's John Guest and Germany's Arburg. Read more

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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. Read more

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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). Read more

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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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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

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