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Navigating the Skills Crisis

Navigating the Skills Crisis

Challenges and Solutions in the Manufacturing and Engineering Sector The manufacturing and engineering sector is currently facing a significant challenge – a skills crisis that threatens to hamper growth and innovation. According to a government study, a staggering 186,000 skilled engineers are needed annually to bridge the widening skills gap. Compounding this issue is the […]

Viral bottle trick

viral bottle trick

Have you seen the Viral bottle trick? In short when you hit the top of a glass bottle filled with water, the impact creates a sudden force that travels through the bottle. This rapid movement generates a powerful shockwave that creates a vacuum at the bottom of the bottle. The liquid, responds to this vacuum […]

Engineering sector contributes £645bn to the UK’s economy

The engineering department contributes billions to the UK's economy

The Royal Academy of Engineering released the research on National Engineering Day (2 November), which aims to celebrate UK engineering and highlight the importance of the profession and its impact on people’s lives. Research conducted by Metro Dynamics for a project commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering reveals: • Hotspots of engineering appear all […]

UK manufacturing PMI almost broke all-time record in April

all-time record

The UK manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) came close to setting an all-time record in April when it hit 60.9 – its highest level since July 1994, when it hit a peak of 61. The monthly survey, compiled by IHS Markit and CIPS, reveals that the growth of output and new orders were among the […]

Time to ditch ‘urban myth’ about British Manufacturing says EEF

Consumers are being urged to ditch urban myths and misconceptions about British manufacturing after research showed that three quarters (74%) mistakenly believe that the UK used to manufacture more goods 30 years ago (in the 80s) than it does today. The findings, released by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, reveal that while consumers are supportive of British […]