As National Apprenticeship Week is marked across the UK, The Manufacturer has been talking to some apprentices from the Nissan Skills Academy to get first-hand understanding of what being a modern apprentice is all about
For decades, ceramics - like much of manufacturing – has faced an uphill struggle to recruit new people, but businesses are determined not to let that impact the booming international popularity for British-made wares.
81% of manufacturers experience problems recruiting new staff and yet
barely 11% of engineers are women. Resolving that would make recruitment easier, reduce the skills gap and increase profitability. Maddy White reports.
Limitations with the Apprenticeship Levy and a worrying shortage of technical teachers means the UK education system cannot produce enough engineers to support the economy, especially with increasing reliance on home-grown talent post-Brexit.
The story of Nishant Raj, Industry 4.0 lead at a global manufacturer, clearly shows that the miscommunication between government and industry over work visas needs to be addressed if the UK is to ever going to solve its skills gap.