Tom Moore visits Siemens’ award winning Congleton plant to find out how a UK manufacturing facility can make ubiquitous electronics components competitively in the UK.
A government select committee review of apprenticeships was published in November which called urgently for an elevation of the status of apprenticeships to become par with university education. Siemens, along with many other manufacturing companies, has long held this belief and here Josh Brough, now a production engineer at Siemens Industry explains why being accepted on its apprenticeship programme enhanced his career expectations.
Norwich-based electronics manufacturer Syfer Technology has slashed 100 manufacturing jobs as it relocates production to China.
Two printed circuit board manufacturing companies run by a father and daughter have benefited from business support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service.
Lacklustre sales of London 2012 merchandise and supply problems has led the model maker to declare it will not make a profit this year.