Engineering Capacity is the UK's news source for subcontract and contract manufacturing.

Training numbers doubled

17 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Training and coaching consultancy TEC Transnational put on 25% more courses and trained 50% more students in 2017 than the previous year.

The West Midlands based company, which covers the aviation, defence, automotive, motorsport, rail and nuclear sectors, has been operating since 1977 and provide their courses globally.

JJ Churchill looks to the future at 80

17 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Engineering firm JJ Churchill is celebrating eighty years in business by recruiting the highest number of apprentices in its history. The company was founded on Christmas day 1937.

Based in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, the company, which employs 129 people, makes high precision gas turbine components for the aerospace industry as well as high horsepower diesel engine components and assemblies.

The firm recruits new apprentices most years and the majority of its workforce has an apprenticeship background.

Supplier awards improve service

17 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

FSL Aerospace, a specialist supplier of fasteners and fixings, has a recognised supplier performance with a new awards programme that aims to improve the service it offers.

Suppliers are ranked gold, silver or bronze depending on performance against four set criteria:  delivery time, right first time, response within 24 hours to a progress request and order acknowledgement time – which is expected to be within 48 hours.

First graduates from unique faculty

17 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The first cohort of ‘industry ready’ engineers have graduated from the UK’s ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a joint collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing, held a special ceremony in the Cathedral grounds to mark three years since its launch.

Seven graduates picked up their BEng degrees, including Alicia Prior, Daniel Davey, Daryl Eastgate, Daryl Obe, David Mordi, Joe Howe and Nick Hugill.

Management accolade for Malton MD

16 Dec 2017 by Engineering Capacity

The managing director of a North Yorkshire-based sheet metalwork manufacturer Malton Laser is celebrating after graduating from the prestigious Goldman Sachs management training programme.

Charles Corner, who also owns the company, graduated from the 10,000 Small Businesses Training Programme at Oxford University after being selected from hundreds of business leaders to take part in the course.