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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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EEF has launched its 2018 Future Manufacturing Awards, designed to find Britain’s best manufacturers and apprentices. 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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RJG Technologies, based in Peterborough, has achieved two new certifications, from the Internationals Standards Organisation, and PAA for quality control and training respectively. more

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Two Sixth-Form students have solved Tyne Valley Plastics’ recruitment problem after applying through an apprentice scheme. more

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Trailblazer Apprenticeships for the resource and waste management sector will proceed after employers agreed resource management standards. more

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EEF's annual competition searches for the best of British manufacturing. 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 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

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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). more

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