Tags: Manufacturing

New ‘Managing Employee Relations’ seminar

HR professionals are being urged to register for a new Managing Employee Relations seminar, which will fully equip them to tackle challenges being thrown up by the post-recession industrial relations landscape. The seminar is being run by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, in various locations across the UK. It will give attendees expert insight into the…

Skills shortage biting USA with up to 11% of earnings lost annually

U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11 percent annually of their earnings as a result of increased production costs stemming from  a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new study from Accenture and The Manufacturing Institute. The scale of the issue is illustrated in the study, “Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Growth for U.S.…

World’s best manufacturers to address Enterprise Excellence Conference

Some of the world’s best manufacturers will share insights, experience and vision at The Enterprise Excellence Conference in Cheshire, UK (30 September to 3 October 2014). The Enterprise Excellence Conference, staged by The Manufacturing Institute, will feature a world class  line-up of award-winning manufacturers from 16 sites in the UK, Ireland and USA. Among the keynote speakers…

Job vacancies 14% up on last year thanks to rise of manufacturing

UK vacancy growth is powering ahead, with the number of advertised job vacancies across the country rising 14% in the past year, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. Overall the UK jobs market improved in January, with a steady increase in the number of advertised vacancies. There were 768,104 vacancies in total,…

85% of young people will now consider a career in manufacturing

More young people and teachers will be given the chance to get behind the scenes of the manufacturing industry thanks to an expanded government and industry scheme, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today. See Inside Manufacturing (SIM) involves businesses opening their doors to young people and teachers, allowing them a first-hand view of modern manufacturing…

Food company fined after worker burned by hot oil

A Lincolnshire firm that manufactures frozen potato products has been fined after a worker was burned by hot oil. Harvey Hopwood, the health and safety manager at PAS (Grantham) Ltd, sustained 10 per cent burns to his shoulder, upper arms, neck and back while he was overseeing the jet washing of a large oil storage…

A new business support programme for start-ups and small and medium-sized (SMEs) manufacturing companies which aims to help the environment has been launched in Cambridge. The £2.25m programme aims to create more than 140 new jobs as well as helping firms take a sustainable approach to all aspects of their business. The ‘Practical and Innovative…

Cardiovascular disease highest amongst those in manufacturing

Legal & General has published the latest in its series of analyses of its Group Income Protection (GIP) claim statistics. The latest analysis has shown that GIP claims for cardiovascular disease are highest amongst those working in general manufacturing. • In an analysis of all Legal & General’s GIP claims since 2000, the figures show…

Goverment urged manufacturers to take the red tape challenge

For the next three weeks the Red Tape Challenge will focus on 140 different regulations that affect manufacturers and producers. The Challenge asks whether the Regulations are good and should be retained or if they are burdensome or redundant and should be scrapped. The campaign also asks for suggestions on how regulations can be improved…

Manufacturers likely to turn to temporary labour

The UK manufacturing sector is likely to turn to temporary recruitment due to poor visibility on how the sector is likely to fare, according to Chris Williamson, director and chief economist at Markit. The latest data from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit shows UK industrial production was down 1.5% in the last quarter…

Government determined to help UK auto industry flourish

As BMW announced an additional £500 million investment in its UK production network over the next three years, some of Europe’s biggest car manufacturers went to Downing Street to discuss the advanced manufacturing industry and the Government’s commitment to its success. The meeting follows the recent announcement from Nissan that workers in Britain will design,…

New report recognises the importance of the food and drinks industry

A new report has recognised how the food and drink manufacturing sector is now a major contributor to the UK economy and will need investment in creating much needed high quality jobs for the future. The UK Food Supply Chain report, authored by food and drink skills sector skills council Improve, in partnership with FDF…