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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.

Staff vigilance is vital in the prevention of cyber attacks, and small businesses should consider training their staff to equip them with the skills needed to protect their cyber security from hackers. 

This week, the Government has called for employers to empower more staff to become ‘cyber security champions’ and equip them with the skills to spot and prevent a cyber attack with confidence, so the following sets out the best way to do this.

Standard interface for machine tool industry attracting great international interest

One of a kind, the EPHJ-EPMT-SMT Show is known worldwide for the quality of exhibiting companies and for the diversity of innovations presented. The players in three sectors (watchmaking, jewelry, micro-technologies and medtech), whose synergies are no longer to be found, meet every year in Geneva to confront the market and present their products or services to some 20 000 professionals visitors from 5 continents.

An inclusive culture of high expectations sees apprentices challenged and supported to achieve their full potential at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre, according to a new report by Ofsted.

The report published today said there has been a ‘relentless focus’ on improving the quality of education apprentices receive at the training centre and weaknesses identified at a previous inspection had all been successfully addressed.

Siemens are holding a free to register, Digitalisation event – ‘Digital Talks – Transforming Industry Together’ on the 11th June at the Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP.

After the success of last year’s event, Digital Talks 2019 promises to be bigger than ever. 

Why attend:

This week saw yet more Parliamentary novelty as MP’s took control of the agenda from the Government for a day. In an exercise designed to identify where a consensus might lie, they managed to vote against all eight of the Brexit outcomes put before them. The closest motion to passing was that in the name of Ken Clarke, in favour of a Customs Union, which got within eight votes of a majority.

UK National Accounts and Investment data, 4th Quarter 2018:  In the UK National Accounts published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK economy was estimated to have grown by +0.2% compared to the previous quarter.  Despite an upward revision to growth in the 3rd quarter (to +0.7%), the growth rate for 2018 as a whole was unrevised at +1.4% which along with 2012, is the slowest growth this decade.

Major players from across the automotive industry, including Jaguar Land Rover and Westway Nissan, today launched a new initiative to help service leavers and veterans take up jobs in the sector motor industry.

Backed by the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Foundation, ‘Mission Automotive’ will help veterans with specialist skills find jobs in a range of roles across the automotive sector, including in engineering, manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics.

On show at EMO Hannover 2019 – Sensor technology is a key mechanical engineering component

£9 million commitment to support SME apprenticeships by 2022 is the largest financial support offered by the UK Plc through the government backed Apprenticeship Levy scheme Lloyds Bank productivity initiative launched to support UK SMEs train apprentices in their businesses, building the skills they need for the future Lloyds Banking Group will recruit and train a further 1500 apprentices by 2020 as part of its Helping Britain Prosper Plan