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Industry Focus

Advanced Manufacturing is a dynamic, globalised, sector which is constantly evolving. Much of that evolution is as a consequence of technological change which is happening at a faster rate than ever before. Manufacturing Technology that change right across sectors and in companies of all sizes. The MTA exists to help its members transform the manufacturing world.

Over the last 12 months, in order to precipitate further impact through growth of MTC and to satisfy our strategic objectives, we have been planning the strengthening of the MTC Leadership team.

Last autumn we saw the first phase of this with the appointment of Clare Pickin as MTC Operations Director and David Grailey as AMTC Managing Director. As we continue the MTC growth journey, we now move to the next phase in our organisational development to achieve our strategic ambitions.

BEC is pleased to offer  the opportunity to coordinate a delegation of companies working in the related sectors of BIEMH and benefit from the advantages of the Hosted Buyers’ Programme.

Please find attached the promotional brochure for this edition.

This programme will provide the companies with the opportunity to benefit from:

-             Flight and accommodation (further details in the attached document)

Do you work with employers who hired a new apprentice between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022?

If apprentices have an apprenticeship start date between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022, employers could be eligible for the £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice.

Applications for the incentive payment close on 15 May 2022.

How employers apply

We understand that the Department of International Trade (DIT) is planning some information webinars later this month, but in the meantime, we have been offered the following advice – note that trade does not necessarily have to be with Russia (or Belarus) directly to be covered by these changes.

Please see Notice to Exporters 2022/04 informing about introduction of new trade sanctions on Russia introduced on 1 March 2022. The measures in  Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No.

Webinar & E-Learning Schedule -  Croner’s Webinar & E-Learning sessions are free to association members and cover HR and health & safety basics, right through to specialised sessions including relevant legislation and key case law.

The £2,000 grant initiative for management development which began last year closes next Friday.

You're eligible for up to 10 grants of £2,000 to train your managers with only a small contribution to pay towards each.

To be guaranteed funding we would strongly recommend getting your application in no later than this Friday; 18th February.

Your risk assessments -  the vital building blocks of Health & Safety compliance need to be up to scratch to help you identify the hazards and risks in your workplace.

This is not only to avoid leaving your business vulnerable to accidents and the resulting penalties but to also help you win more business and tenders, as clients can insist on seeing your Health & Safety documentation.

The Department for Education has embarked on its annual listing of apprenticeship employers in England, this time with two categories:

The government has just launched a call for evidence related to advanced materials, as part of the development of its strategy for innovation.