Workforce and skills

Tuan Nguyen

A lean approach to management

Tuan Nguyen, senior manager of DELMIA Global Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence at Dassault Systèmes, talks about how manufacturers can take a more lean approach to management. ...
Student (L3)

Full house on the factory floor

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a £32m joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, has exceeded the number of applications it had expected with interest coming from all over the country for its three-year BEng and...
Skills Gap Programme Director at the Design & Technology Association Cheryl Phillips

Mind the gap – Soft skills

Skills Gap Programme Director at the Design & Technology Association Cheryl Phillips explains the need to nurture and develop ‘soft skills’ in the sector’s future talent. ...
School students prepare their display for the GSK industrial cadets

Schools “squeezing the life” from manufacturing

Despite the amount of young people gaining A*- C grades in GCSE exams increasing for the first time in three years, a decline in the uptake of design and technology, as well as marginalisation of practical subjects could spell trouble...



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