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Latest From The Blog

July 2019

In-Comm Training announce new Operations Director as it looks to build on £7.5m investment drive

July 28th, 2019|

One of the West Midlands leading training providers has announced a new senior management team, as it looks to capitalise on recent investment and a record year of performance.

In-Comm Training, which has supported more than 2500 people with apprenticeships and upskilling opportunities in 2018, has promoted Chris Reeves to Operations Director, overseeing the further expansion […]

Schools show the ‘need for speed’ at MAN Design & Make Challenge

July 28th, 2019|

An East Staffordshire school showcased its engineering excellence last week when it won the main prize for ‘Efficient Design’ at the Manufacturing Assembly Network’s (MAN) Design & Make Challenge.

John Taylor High School beat off the challenge of eight other schools from across the UK to take the title for its hand-crafted vehicle that ran the […]

March 2019

AME receives £5m funding to boost the region’s high-tech manufacturing skills

March 24th, 2019|

An innovative collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing Group to equip engineering graduates with the experience and skills employers need in the future is to be extended after receiving over £5 million of funding.

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) – known as the ‘faculty on the factory floor’ – was established at […]

February 2019

AME celebrates largest ever graduation as industry backs ‘factory floor’ approach

February 8th, 2019|

The UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’ celebrated its largest graduation recently, when 29 students received their BEng and MEng qualifications.

A joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) saw its second cohort graduate in style, with many of the industry-ready engineers going into high-profile jobs […]

December 2018

In-Comm named as a finalist in the Semta Skills Awards 2019

December 31st, 2018|

We are delighted to announce that we have been named as a finalists in the ‘Training Partner of the Year’ category at the prestigious Semta Skills Awards 2019.

This is the first time we have made it through to the final three and will now compete against GRWP Llandrillo Menai and Skills UK for the prestigious […]

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 […]

£3m Technical Academy opens to future-proof West Midlands manufacturing

April 2nd, 2018|

The West Midlands has received a major productivity boost today, with the launch of a new £3m Technical Academy that will help bridge the skills gap and get the region ready for the next industrial revolution.

In-Comm Training unveiled the 24,000 sq ft training space in Aldridge recently, which has been a true employer-led collaboration with […]

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

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 […]