More than £36 million is being invested at the MTC near Coventry to create a training centre for "super apprentices" to help bridge the engineering skills gap.
The manufacturing industry is set to benefit from a reduction of up to £2000 from its employer National Insurance Contributions Bill thanks a revamp in NIC regulation by HMRC.
The Bloodhound SSC and the education programme
The Bloodhound SuperSonic Car (SSC) is the latest attempt on the World Land Speed Record. The car, capable of touching 1,000 mph, will race in 2015 and 2016 on the Hakskeen Pan, in the Northern Cape of South Africa.
Ian Glover, 1K Club President, said: …
The first cohort of 150 apprentices have begun training at The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing’s Training Centre, to pump-prime engineering companies with skilled staff.