Apprentices and Training

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

5 Feb 2018 16:10 Industry News

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

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

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

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”. more

13 Jun 2017 14:07 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

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. more

14 Mar 2017 16:09 Industry News

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

11 Oct 2016 14:00 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

17 Aug 2016 14:25 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

5 Aug 2016 14:14 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

17 Mar 2016 16:58 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

2 Mar 2016 14:14 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

29 Jan 2016 09:00 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

21 Jan 2016 15:34 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

24 Nov 2015 13:53 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

11 Nov 2015 10:30 Industry News