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Profession called to action on securing the future of engineering 24/10/2014

Professional engineering institutions (PEIs) must better represent and develop engineers, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). In its report, The Universe of Engineering, the RAE said PEIs needed to use this as a springboard to attract more people into the profession.

Paper firm fined for pallet fall failings 24/10/2014

The UK division of a pan-European paper company has been was fined £30,000 and ordered to pay £4,496 in costs for safety failings after a worker broke her leg in three places when poorly stacked pallets of paper collapsed.

Semta Group hails Trailblazer success 24/10/2014

Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing, has welcomed the government's announcement that more than 700 employers are to design 76 new apprenticeship standards as part of the third phase of its Trailblazers scheme.

Drinks firm Diageo sentenced after two workers injured 24/10/2014

Drinks company Diageo Scotland has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.

City & Guilds creates industry skills board 24/10/2014

City & Guilds has created an industry skills board made up of leading employers and representation from the TUC, Its aim is to more closely align the UK education and skills with the needs of business.

Export decline hits manufacturing growth 23/10/2014

The recovery in British manufacturing continued in the three months to October, but the pace of growth slowed as new export orders declined, according to the latest CBI Quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

First nine months mark six-year car production high 23/10/2014

UK car manufacturing saw its best year-to-date (January to September) performance since 2008, producing 1,132,017 units – up 0.6%.

Jaguar Land Rover opens first overseas factory 23/10/2014

Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first overseas manufacturing facility. The factory in China will make the Rover Evoque with Chery Automobile Company under the first Chinese-British automotive joint venture.

Siemens Congleton wins European quality prize 23/10/2014

Siemens Motion Control Congleton has won a prize at the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) Excellence Awards.

Manufacturers given insight into innovation 23/10/2014

More than a hundred small and large manufacturers have come together to hear one of British engineering's leading figures outline the intrinsic nature of innovation within UK manufacturing.

UK 'still a manufacturing nation', says ONS 22/10/2014

Perceptions that manufacturing is disappearing from the UK are wide of the mark, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Supply chain change could lead to 500,000 new jobs, says CBI 21/10/2014

Targeted action to revitalise domestic supply chains could inject £30 billion into the economy by 2025, creating more than half a million jobs across the UK, according to a CBI report.

Your chance to visit a top UK manufacturer at WMMC 2014 21/10/2014

Delegates to Works Management's Manufacturing Conference (WMMC) 2014 in Leicester on 20-21 November will have the opportunity to visit one of several top UK manufacturers including Triumph Motorcycles, Weetabix and train making giant Bombardier Transportation.

MP recognises first EEF apprentices to graduate 21/10/2014

Local MP Khalid Mahmood (pictured) has presented awards celebrating the achievements of the first group of apprentices to graduate from EEF's training centre which opened in March.

Parliamentary group calls for better government support for business 21/10/2014

An influential group of parliamentarians and manufacturing organisations has called on the government to offer long-term support programmes for businesses.

Vernacare offers Ebola aid in Sierra Leone 21/10/2014

Infection prevention products from Vernacare are helping to combat the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone. The Lancashire manufacturer – winner of the Judges' Special Award at the 2012 Best Factory Awards – makes disposable toileting products such as bedpans and urinals.

Rolls-Royce predicts flat profits 17/10/2014

Rolls-Royce expects its revenue in 2014 to be 3.5% to 4% lower than 2013. It said: "In the last few months economic conditions have deteriorated and Russian trade sanctions have tightened, leading a number of customers to delay or cancel orders particularly in our nuclear and energy and power systems businesses."

Unipart welcomes next generation of engineers 17/10/2014

Unipart Manufacturing has opened its doors to the UK's next generation of engineers and manufacturers. Twenty-nine students – 23 under graduates and 6 post graduates – were welcomed to the UK's first 'Faculty on the Factory Floor' at Unipart's manufacturing site in Coventry to begin their education in 21st century manufacturing and engineering skills.

Demand for problem solving training rockets 16/10/2014

There has been a 200% hike in demand for practical problem solving training, according to new figures from EEF. The year-on-year surge in interest comes as manufacturers and engineering firms shift up a gear post-recession, with many now looking to refocus attention away from fire-fighting and on to long-term quality and profitability.

MAS urges small manufacturers to get ‘Fit for Nuclear’ 16/10/2014

More than 300 small manufacturers are set to benefit from specialist support to access the UK's £60 billion civil nuclear new build programme.

Multi-million-pound innovation competition launched 16/10/2014

New product development business Pera Technology has announced the second stage of its multi-million-pound innovation competition.

Food & Drink Skills Academy in career boost for women 16/10/2014

The National Skill Academy for Food & Drink has launched a UK-wide drive to propel women up the industry career ladder.

Manufacturing Champions Awards deadline extended 14/10/2014

The entry deadline to nominate your star factory employees for Works Management's all-new Manufacturing Champions Awards has been extended to 24 October.

Nissan expands UK school engagement programme 14/10/2014

Nissan has announced that it is to expand its schools engagement activities in the UK to encourage British schoolchildren to consider careers in the automotive industry.

Skills policy flip-flops damaging industry – C&G Group 14/10/2014

Constant change over the past three decades has damaged the UK's skill system, according to the City & Guilds Group.

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