JJ Churchill completes 2021 placement programme with students from Oxford, Swansea and Loughborough Universities

JJ Churchill, precision engineering specialists, completed their annual Placement Programme in July after a year of post-pandemic recovery and business growth. The programme began several years ago and has brought in four students to bring fresh ideas into the business. The company provides a positive work experience for many locals and placement students by applying […]

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Dugard New Machines at EMO

At the forthcoming EMO exhibition, the principal partners of Dugard Machine Tools will be introducing a host of new machine tools that will be available from Dugard this autumn. The new arrivals include highly productive sliding head turning centres from Hanwha, robust turning centres from SMEC and multi-axis high-end machining centres from Kitamura. For manufacturers […]

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RTITB Launches New Manual Handling eLearning to Reduce Alarming Rate of Logistics Sector Injuries

Lifting and moving by hand is the main cause of reportable accidents in the ‘freight by road’ industry* and the logistics sector has a rate of musculoskeletal disorders 50% higher than the national average**. To tackle this issue, RTITB has launched a new eLearning course focusing on the sector specific manual handling risks: ‘Manual Handling […]

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Siemens targets gender parity in Early Careers recruitment to increase women in engineering

Ambitious goal revealed for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2021 Siemens is aiming for gender parity in its Early Careers recruitment to increase the number of women in engineering. Latest figures from its core businesses show 43% of those enrolled on Siemens’ graduate programmes and 36% on its apprenticeship schemes are female. The company […]

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Siemens’ virtual work experience giving young people head start to STEM career

Free skills programme via the Springpod careers platform shows students aged 14-18 how engineering and technology is helping build a more sustainable future Siemens has transformed its work experience programme for young people during the pandemic using a virtual delivery platform. Like many other organisations, Siemens had to cancel and postpone in-person events in response […]

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PTC drives digital connectivity for BAE Systems’ Factory of the Future

Digital technology solutions from PTCÒ are playing a key role in driving digital connectivity at BAE Systems’ Factory of the Future programme. The global supplier of advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions   has tapped into expertise from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform specialist to help connect its first-of-a-kind facility in Warton in […]

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‘Safety time bomb’ as forklift training and assessments missed due to Covid-19

RTITB has revealed lift truck training and assessment statistics for 2020 which could indicate an upcoming ‘safety time bomb’, where thousands of candidates are operating without up-to-date training. “Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of operator tests taking place each year was fairly steady, but we saw declines in all areas in 2020,” says […]

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