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

RJG Technologies, based in Peterborough, has achieved two new certifications, from the Internationals Standards Organisation, and PAA for quality control and training respectively. more

17 Jul 2017 10:31 Industry News

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

25 May 2017 16:14 Industry News

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

11 May 2017 09:33 Industry News

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

9 May 2017 11:43 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

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 based plastic injection moulder has successfully recruited two apprentices that it says will be “instrumental” in helping the company meet its future goals. more

3 Nov 2015 15:48 Industry News

A Blackburn-based plastic injection moulding company has taken on its first apprentice in 17 years as it looks to futureproof its growth plans. more

3 Nov 2015 10:42 Industry News

The British Plastics Federation has announced new strategy for the UK plastics industry set to raise its profile via a number of channels. more

2 Nov 2015 11:47 Industry News

Companies throughout the plastics industry are being encouraged to highlight the benefits of a career within the sector this week as part of a nationwide initiative to attract future recruits. more

2 Nov 2015 10:50 Industry News

In partnership with Cambridge Regional College, Peterborough-based G&A Moulding Technology is launching a Polymer Processing Apprenticeship with the goal of addressing the significant lack of training in the plastics industry. more

10 Mar 2014 09:07 Industry News

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon David Cameron MP, has announced a new initiative which will help create 100,000 registered Engineering Technicians by 2018. more

25 Jun 2013 09:49 Industry News

Lincolnshire-based technical plastics company, Luxus, has helped to bring a lighter touch to transit packaging innovator Loadhog’s product design team thanks to a recent apprentice ‘job swap’ experience. more

20 Jun 2013 15:36 Industry News

New data released by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) shows that the number of apprenticeship applications rose by more than 32 percent, with a 10 percent increase in engineering and manufacturing applications. more

31 May 2013 12:00 Industry News

Superior, a Dorset-based manufacturer of precision rubber O rings, seals and special mouldings, has had its apprenticeship scheme formally recognised and approved by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering in London. more

25 Mar 2013 11:55 Industry News

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