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Newsletter Listing intro for week 47

Members are reminded that they must RSVP by the beginning of next week to their invitations to the MTA’s Parliamentary Reception on 5 December to satisfy the security requirements at the House of Commons.

MTA’s submission on apprenticeships has been making its mark on parliamentarians. The Friday Brief this week carries some of the points made to the House of Commons Business, Innovation & Skills Committee and included in the Committee’s 2012-13 session report on Apprenticeships. Staying on the subject of skills MTA member Group Rhodes also has news of its team success at the recent World Skills Competition.

The MTA is pleased to announce that Colin Sirett, Airbus Head of Research & Technology - Business Development and Partnerships in the UK, will be the guest speaker at the Association’s lunch after the AGM on 5 December. Colin Sirett will be speaking on the Future of the UK Aerospace Industry, a subject of considerable interest to a wide selection of MTA members.

Finally, if you or your customers want to be considered for the MTA’s Manufacturing Industry Awards 2013 act now. Entries are now being accepted for the different categories but will remain open only until 11 January 2013. For further details see:  www.mtaawards.com

Have a good weekend.

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

ECONOMIC DATA THIS WEEK

Bank of England Agents Summary of Business Conditions, November 2012:  The latest summary of business conditions from the local agents for the Bank of England suggests that the manufacturing sector is becoming more affected by weakening international trade prospects. 

House of Commons Committee cites MTA

House of Commons Committee cites MTA

Key points from an MTA submission to the House of Commons Business, Innovation & Skills Committee have been included in its 2012-13 session report on Apprenticeships.

In the section focusing on Training Providers the report argues that increased transparency about the standing of training providers would enable employers and prospective apprentices to have better information about provider performance. The MTA had told the Committee that placing more power with the employers would prevent funding going to poor providers.

JLR to build cars in China

JLR to build cars in China

There is confirmation this week that Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is going to build some of its cars outside the UK for the first time.

During the week JLR announced that it was going into partnership with Chinese firm Chery Automobile Company Ltd to build a car plant in Changshu, Jiangsu Province (near Shanghai).

Head of Airbus Research & Technology to speak at MTA lunch

Head of Airbus Research & Technology to speak at MTA lunch

The MTA is pleased to announce that Colin Sirett, Airbus Head of Research & Technology - Business Development and Partnerships in the UK, will be the guest speaker at the Association’s lunch on 5 December.

Colin Sirett will be speaking on the Future of the UK Aerospace Industry, a subject of considerable interest to a wide selection of MTA members.
Before joining Airbus Colin Sirett was Head of Business Development North America and Group Programme Manager Research & Technology at Messier Dowty.