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The MTA offers a wide range of services to our members: Marketing, Grants for Training and Apprenticeships, Representation, Networking and Information. You can find out more about what we and our members have achieved together.

Please be advised that a New Work Item Proposal has been loaded to the BSI Standards Development Portal for comment. We hope this will assist in increasing awareness of the Standards Development Portfolio.

Any comments received will be submitted to AMT/4 - Industrial data and manufacturing interfaces, for consideration when deciding the UK response to ISO.

The MTA are delighted to welcome Kevan Holloway to the MTA team who takes up the role of Client Engagement Manager.

Kevan is an experienced Mechanical Engineer with extensive manufacturing and machining understanding, in particular within the Aerospace and Defence sectors. He attended University in Sheffield and Loughborough and a member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Please find a link below to Standards Update Booklet which provides the following information:

·       The BSI committees the MTA attends

·       The standards under revision in each committee

·       The development stage of each standard under revision.

The MTA is pleased to announce a new member service – an Apprenticeship Jobs Board. Developed in conjunction with the Design and Technology Association (D&T), the MTA Apprenticeship Jobs Board, allows MTA members to create a company profile and upload any apprenticeship job vacancies they currently have.

In 2021, Association members were most concerned about Contracts when using our helpline and we’d like to help.

Croner would like to offer you FREE contract reviews throughout the month of March.

You can contact the Croner team to book your FREE session to ensure contracts and documentation are legally compliant and fit for business.

Please find attached a flyer containing further details.

MTA CEO James Selka spoke to associate member Irwin Mitchell regarding mentoring in the manufacturing engineering industry. Please see the article within the latest newsletter which can be found at

Hazards and risks are present in any workplace. The truth is, accidents happen and are sometimes unavoidable. But, as an employer, you do have certain legal obligations when it comes to recording and reporting near misses, accidents, and incidents in your workplace.

To help you get to grip with your responsibilities, the Health & Safety experts of EIA Member Benefit, Citation, have put together a handy checklist of everything you need to know about accident reporting.

The Engineering Supply Chain Show (ESC) is dedicated to buyers looking to source precision sub-contracting products and services from UK-based suppliers, helping to reduce goods miles, as part of the UK’s commitment to greener manufacturing.

A brief update on recent developments, with commentary.  As always, it does not aim to be comprehensive, rather to highlight important points. 

On manufacturing and advanced engineering, I suspect the government is facing growing frustration from outside and internal tensions:

The MTA’s competition, The TDI Challenge 2022 and The Big Bang Competition would like to get students between 14-19 years o