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Latest From The Blog

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, […]

July 2017

ETG launches Norton Technical Academy as part of £6m plan to bridge the skills gap

July 20th, 2017|

A leading independent machine tool supplier is tackling the skills gap head on after making a £6m commitment to developing a network of Technical Academies.

Martin Doyle, Managing Director of the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), made the announcement at the launch of its first facility at Norton Motorcycles in Castle Donington yesterday and laid out the […]

February 2017

£9.7m manufacturing support package for SME’s

February 22nd, 2017|

SME manufacturers have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially live and looking to support over 3000 companies.


The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), which is funded by ERDF and delivered by Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), is promising to fill the void left by MAS by […]

Shrewsbury training academy invests £200,000 to create new apprenticeships

February 22nd, 2017|

40 more apprenticeship opportunities have been created after a Shropshire training academy invested a further £200,000 into new manufacturing facilities.


The In-Comm Training Academy Shrewsbury (ITAS), which is being run in partnership with Salop Design & Engineering, is set to benefit from new TIG, MIG and ARC welding bays, as well as a new fluid power […]

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 […]

January 2016

Wolverhampton firm offers asbestos courses

January 25th, 2016|

A West Midlands training specialist has teamed up with the ‘Working Well Together’ campaign to help prevent construction workers from being affected by the biggest single cause of work-related deaths.

Experts from C&D Consultancy will provide three interactive ‘Asbestos Awareness’ workshops later this month, with 36 free places available for individuals keen to gain more understanding […]

Fashion Technology Academy launches

January 8th, 2016|

The UK garment manufacturing sector received a major boost this week, with the official launch of the country’s first ever Fashion Technology Academy (FTA).

Run by social enterprise Fashion Enter, the unique learning environment has the potential to train over 1000 people ever year, helping them work towards qualifications in pattern making, fabric inspection, laying and […]

£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 […]

September 2015

New training academy opens with promise of boosting Shropshire’s manufacturing skills

September 30th, 2015|

A new £300,000 training academy has been officially opened in Shrewsbury today to boost the County’s ability to develop the engineers of the future.

In-Comm has joined forces with metal pressing and assembly specialist Salop Design & Engineering Ltd to create the 10,000 sq ft facility, which will support up to 60 apprentices every year and […]