Workforce and skills

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...
Protest march

Closed for business: industry and protests

Following the temporary closure of UAV Engines after protests from activists against the Israeli military-owned company’s involvement in the Palestinian conflict, James Pozzi looks at other instances of when protests have ground production to a halt. ...
Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Chris Howe, operations director at industrial recruitment firm Gap Personnel, talks to TM about manufacturing’s strive for efficiency through utilising its workforce. ...

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  • SmartestEnergy Entrepreneurs Report

    The latest Energy Entrepreneurs Report compiled by SmartestEnergy shows a 36% jump in the number of commercial scale projects in operation across the manufacturing sector in Great Britain since last year’s report. In total, an

  • University Collaboration 2014

    The amount of money available for R&D in the UK is quite staggering: over £26bn, from public and private sources. The organisations involved from the public sector can begin to look like an alphabet soup, and just as confusing,

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