Daily Manufacturing News Digest – the industry stories you should be aware of today

Posted on 8 Feb 2024 by The Manufacturer

Each day The Manufacturer compiles the top manufacturing news stories from around the web. To make your life a little easier, we trawl through all the major trade publications, broadsheets and business magazines to find you the most important manufacturing news each morning. Don't forget to bookmark this page and check back daily.

Next Gen Makers appoints Business Development Manager

Next Gen Makers has announced the appointment of Joseph Poxon as Business Development Manager.

The appointment is part of an ambitious growth strategy for Next Gen Makers as the company expands its engineering apprenticeship best practice initiatives to help more manufacturers throughout the UK. More via The Manufacturer

Hyde teen’s apprenticeship with Stalybridge firm a shining example

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and this year’s theme is ‘Skills for Life’ focuses on how apprenticeships can set people up with lifelong skills to kickstart and maintain careers.

Harrison Turnock, 17, from Hyde, successfully secured an apprenticeship with Stalybridge-based chemical manufacturing company Stepan UK Ltd last summer after attending a ‘Workplace Safari’ with his former school Alder Community High School. More via The Correspndent

Maggie Throup MP visits Dales Fabrications Ltd for National Apprenticeship Week 2024

MP Maggie Throup, Member of Parliament for Erewash, visited Dales Fabrications Ltd in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2024. Maggie’s visit came after she mentioned Dales Fabrications Ltd’s investment in a new Safan 4m Hybrid press-brake in the recent Finance debate on the 2023 Capital Investment Super-deduction reported in Hansard in January. More via Derbyshire Times

Peterlee battery manufacturer champions future talent

A global battery technology supplier, headquartered in the North East, has welcomed 10 apprentices to the business.

Alexander Battery Technologies (ABT), which designs and manufactures customised rechargeable battery packs for a range of industries, has developed apprenticeships across the business in various departments such as administration, engineering, and marketing. The apprentices work on live projects, working closely with customers and ABT’s wider supply chain network. More via Bdaily News

UK education needs both apprenticeships and traditional degrees

Sambit Sen, Director of Apprenticeships at the University of Sheffield, explains why the UK’s education system needs both apprenticeships and traditional degrees. Samibt argues that we shouldn’t be pitting apprenticeships against degrees, rather encouraging both to help people’s aspirations, interests, careers, business and industry. More via University of Sheffield

University of Sunderland apprentice follows in her dad’s engineering footsteps

A University of Sunderland apprentice, who was inspired by her dad to pursue her passion for engineering, is now hoping to blaze the trail for other budding female engineers.

Holly Herron, from Washington, was just a young child when her interest in engineering was first sparked. More via Bdaily News

MP visits growing Buckshaw Village manufacturing company to meet staff

MP Katherine Fletcher met up with the chairman of Group55 Stephen Turner and his MD Rob Banks on Friday. The company, based at Matrix Park, formulates, manufactures, and packages pet products along with baby care, skin care and home care products. Its pet care products now sell in more than 50 countries. More via Lancashire Post