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Yorkshire Manufacturing sees double digit growth!

5th January 2015

Salaries in Yorkshire and the Humber saw double-digit growth in 2014, as the manufacturing sector boosted average wages.  Advertised average salaries for the region grew 10.76 per cent, compar...

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Check the Pulse! Job Market Revival post-Recession.

5th January 2015

The latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna has found annual salaries experiencing the highest annual increase since the recession. According to the site www.adzuna.co.uk,the avera...

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What percentage of Manufacturers expect industry upswing?

5th January 2015

Merely a week into the New Year and the manufacturing industry in the Westcountry is already tempering its optimism for 2015 with a heft dose of realism. According the annual EEF/Aldermore Exec...

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No More Bringing Home the Bacon: Pork Processors Cut Jobs

1st January 2015

Karro Food Group and Tulip, two of the country's biggest pork processors, have announced job losses after both suffered 'significantly' fewer bacon orders. Karro Food Group announced last week t...

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SME Engineering Businesses ask for Government Support

23rd December 2014

Business leaders have called for more government support for small manufacturing and engineering firms in the region. A 'Roundtable' event hosted by Newcastle accountancy firm Tait Walker saw issue...

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EMS Recruitment Group placed in Top 50 of Social Media Recruitment Power List

23rd December 2014

CV-Library Agency Recruitment Power 100 #ARP100 #APR100 is a leaderboard for UK recruitment agencies who are active on Twitter & other social media as scored by Klout. The scores from Klout...

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F1 Champion loses top Engineer

19th December 2014

  One of Lewis Hamilton's key technical staff at Mercedes is to leave the team and move to Ferrari. Jock Clear, Hamilton's senior performance engineer, will effectively be the replaceme...

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Prince Charles: 'Engineers running round like headless chickens'

19th December 2014

Prince Charles has claimed the UK's attitude towards engineering "hasn't changed in nearly forty years" and accused people of "running around like headless chickens" in an attempt to repair the i...

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Navy Engineers Laser Weapon Technology

19th December 2014

  According to officials at the US Office of Naval Research (ONR), the laser weapon system (LaWS) was successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Persian Gulf. ...

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A solid end to the year for UK Manufacturing

18th December 2014

Activity in the manufacturing sector remained steady in December, and production is expected to continue rising in the next three months. According to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey, outpu...

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Top Engineering firm reignites skill shortage debate in North East

15th December 2014

A stark warning from a top North East engineering firm has reignited a long-running debate on the chronic skills shortage facing the region. Matt Boyle, the boss of electric vehicle parts innovator...

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UK Space Agency invests £200m in Europe's space programme

15th December 2014

The International Space Station (image courtesy of ESA/NASA). The UK Space Agency is making an additional investment of more than £200m in Europe's space programme, providing the UK wit...

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Accidental entrepreneur finds his groove in engineering

15th December 2014

WHICH comes first in entrepreneurship? Look for a bankable product or, as the old adage goes, simply do what you love and let the money come later? The argument is as old as they come and the answe...

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Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years

15th December 2014

Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 YearsCommentsre on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Every day we are faced with choices in our careers that will af...

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UK Manufacturing Statistics

12th December 2014

Manufacturing contributes £6.7tr to the global economy. Contrary to common belief, UK manufacturing is strong with the UK currently the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world. Manufact...

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