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Latest From The Blog

April 2018

TotalKare champions vocational learning with another apprentice appointment

April 2nd, 2018|

The UK’s number one provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions has reinforced its commitment to developing its own staff by taking on another apprentice.

TotalKare, which works with commercial vehicle workshops and bus and coach operators across the UK, has recruited Joe Snipe as its latest employee meaning that 10% of the firm’s current workforce have […]

January 2018

First cohort graduates from the UK’s ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’

January 9th, 2018|

A groundbreaking initiative to develop industry-ready engineers has seen its first cohort of students graduate.

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, held a special ceremony in the Cathedral grounds to mark three years since its launch.

Seven graduates picked up their BEng degrees, including Alicia Prior, […]

Accelerate celebrates removing ‘barriers to work’ for 700 people in Coventry and Warwickshire

January 9th, 2018|

A local National Lottery-funded employment support scheme is celebrating twelve months of success, having helped 700 people in Coventry and Warwickshire tackle major barriers to work and self-employment.

The £3m Accelerate project is part of ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programme, funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Over 70 people […]

February 2017

Wolverhampton firms join forces to help school pupils understand the rules of the road

February 22nd, 2017|

More than 900 pupils from across the West Midlands have been educated on the rules of the road to help prevent accidents and save lives.

Children from five different schools across the region took part in the week-long event, which was organised by Blakemore Logistics.

They were given the opportunity to view an A.F Blakemore vehicle to […]

July 2016

Unipart boss receives Royal Seal of Approval

July 11th, 2016|

One of the West Midlands leading female manufacturers has been given a royal seal of approval to get more young people involved in engineering, manufacturing and technology.

Unipart Manufacturing’s Carol Burke is one of six sector specialists to be appointed by HRH The Prince of Wales as Ambassadors of the Industrial Cadets initiative, a workplace […]

February 2016

Lambert praised for growing its own engineers

February 22nd, 2016|

A commitment to building stronger partnerships with education has reaped dividends for a growing Tadcaster manufacturer.

Lambert, a leading provider of automation systems, equipment engineering and precision components, has just hit the 1000 milestone for working with pupils in nearby primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities – all geared towards raising the image of industry […]

January 2016

£Billions wasted on training warns AME

January 8th, 2016|

Industry is wasting billions of pounds every year on ineffective training according to two of the bosses behind the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME).

Unipart Group Chairman and CEO John Neill and Coventry University’s John Latham used the one-year anniversary of the UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ to urge the sector to […]

November 2015

AME hosts historic ‘devolution’ deal for the West Midlands

November 17th, 2015|

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering’s impressive manufacturing hub in Coventry was the venue for the signing of an historic ‘devolution’ deal for the West Midlands.

Members of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) met with Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Sajid Javid to pledge their support to an agreement that will unlock […]