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Apprentices quiz MPs on skills support

29 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Manufacturing apprentices from the West Midland's have travelled to Westminster to quiz a number of politicians on the skills gap and the importance of vocational learning.

In-Comm Training, which operates training academies in Aldridge and Shrewsbury, arranged the visit for the 25 apprentices and 20 of their employers to debate the subject with Business Minister, Margot James, the hosting MP, Wendy Morton, and fellow MPs Amanda Milling and Daniel Kawczynski.

Malton Laser ramps things up

28 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Malton Laser has provided a series of specially laser cut components to SG Technical Systems for an ambulance access ramp that’s been awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

The award-winning EasyLoad wheelchair and stretcher ramp is used in ambulances across the UK has a proven track record of being both highly-robust and reliable. These attributes have led to substantial cost savings for operators, as well as ensuring ambulances can be kept in service thanks to the virtual elimination of ramp faults.

Brexit 'good for business' - with caveats

28 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Coinciding with the triggering of Article 50, new surveys show a marked increase in the number of manufacturing and engineering companies that believe Brexit will be good for business and industry - but point to troubles ahead.

Pioneering cancer imaging projectITL Group has partnered up with King’s College London (KCL) to develop a ground-breaking cancer imaging project

28 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Innovative medical device contractor, ITL Group, has partnered with King’s College London (KCL) to develop a ground-breaking cancer imaging project using 3D printing.

The project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme, brings together a consortium of 20 companies, including technology giants Phillips and Siemens, to take developments in engineering and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and use them to provide a non-invasive way to diagnose and measure cancer tumours.

WEC Group partners with Blackburn Rovers

23 Mar 2017 by Engineering Capacity

Engineering and fabrication specialist, WEC Group Ltd, has signed a deal to become the main sponsor of Blackburn Rovers FC social media for the rest of the season as a way of promoting its engineering apprenticeships.

The Lancashire-based Group, which has additional facilities in Yorkshire, Merseyside, Lanarkshire and the West Midlands, has a long-standing association with the club having sponsored the Darwen End stand from 2008 until 2012.