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  • 18th January 2019

    Manufacturing apprentices getting the nod over graduates

    Research shows that manufacturers are now clearly prioritising apprenticeships over graduate recruitment - a shift reflected by BAE System’s plan to recruit 700 apprentices this year.
  • 17th January 2019

    We need a million more manufacturing jobs, say unions

    The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the UK to take advantage of new technologies to increase the supply of high-quality jobs in manufacturing and high-tech industries.
  • 15th January 2019

    Manufacturers to pay ‘full cost of waste’ under new strategy

    The government has launched a long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy to overhaul the UK’s struggling recycling system and put more responsibility on producers to foot the bill.
  • 14th January 2019

    ’No Deal’ planning on the up

    The majority of mid-sized businesses are now preparing for the possibility of a No Deal Brexit, with research showing that manufacturers are starting to stockpile goods.
  • 3rd January 2019

    Advanced manufacturing to revolutionise construction sector

    The government has granted £72 million to a new Core Innovation Hub to make the UK a world leader in new construction techniques, such as offsite manufacturing, virtual reality and digital design.
  • 19th December 2018

    UK manufacturing yet to convince Generation Z

    A survey of over 2,000 16-23 year olds has revealed that just six per cent are contemplating a future in manufacturing, despite manufacturing jobs offering the skills development they are looking for.
  • 17th December 2018

    Manchester manufacturer celebrates export business boost

    M&I Materials, a global leader in commercialising materials for demanding applications, has opened a new manufacturing line in Manchester with help from the Greater Manchester Export Fund.
  • 17th December 2018

    Aerospace industry gets funding boost

    On the first anniversary of the government’s Industrial Strategy, ministers launched a £125 million funding pot to support the manufacturing of ‘Future Flight’ materials and technologies.
  • 10th December 2018

    Manchester to host 2019 Robotics and AI industry showcase

    Innovate UK is hosting the UK’s first industry-focused event aimed at accelerating the adoption of robotics and AI technologies in Manchester on 12 March 2019.
  • 6th December 2018

    Polystyrene converter wins double at Made in Bury Awards

    Molygran, a specialist in expanded polystyrene and polyethylene foam solutions for packaging, display and merchandising, scooped both the Manufacturing and Environmental Impact awards.

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