Several new incentives for manufacturing businesses are highlighted in this week’s Friday Brief.
SEMTA, the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing, has secured funding to encourage firms to take on graduate apprentices. The employment of graduates in the SME sector is relatively low and this funding seeks to help firms capitalise on this attractive source of talent. This week UKTI is launching its Export Week from 12 November. MTA members active in exporting could be promoted through events during the Week and an invitation to businesses thinking of exporting is also extended by UKTI.
Geoff Noon brings members up to date with the latest economic data related to the manufacturing sector.
There is a reminder about the MACH 100 Year Anniversary Celebration on 10 October at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry. There are a few places left for this free event so contact the MTA to avoid disappointment.
There are also details of three new members to the MTA and of the upcoming Open House event organised by Star Micronics.
Have a good weekend.