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MCMT Action LA new consortium of like-minded companies has been launched to boost UK manufacturing’s productivity and competitive advantage.

The In-Comm Training & Manufacturing Group (ITMG) has been created to give SME manufacturers access to world class technology and business and learning support that can bridge the skills gap, increase R&D, help it drive continuous improvement and embrace Industry 4.0.

180619 121The University of Wolverhampton has taken its partnership with Morgan Motor Company to the next level with the opening of a new academy for budding engineers.

The Morgan Academy, based at the car company’s factory in Malvern, has opened its doors to Automotive Engineering degree students studying at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus.

A new Degree Apprenticeship to boost the career credentials of aspiring business leaders is being launched by the University of Wolverhampton. 

The Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship is designed for senior managers with responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction of their organisation or department.

The Degree Apprenticeship is aimed at those working in the private, public and third sectors and for companies of any size.

Awards Winners Group LGirl power was at the fore last week, with two female apprentices claiming the main prizes at the In-Comm Training Awards.

Integrated Water Services’ Laura Thacker was named as the ‘Most Improved Learner of the Year’ having overcome several setbacks to develop her skills and excel in her apprenticeship, whilst Maria Collins from IMI Precision (Norgren) secured the ‘Outstanding Learner of the Year and Peter Wood Memorial’ title.

The University of Wolverhampton celebrated Degree Apprenticeships and Lifelong Learning at a prestigious event at the House of Lords in London.

The event, hosted by the University’s Chancellor, Lord Swraj Paul, brought Faculty staff together with key people from construction, professional and legal services as well as the health care industry to celebrate the first year of the University working with employers to provide Degree Apprenticeships.

tui monte 001TUI (formerly Thomson) the UK’s largest holiday brand, has today celebrated its first flights to Podgorica, Montenegro for summer 2018 operating out of Birmingham Airport.

Tom Screen, Acting Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport was on hand to welcome customers onboard alongside the TUI cabin crew flying the customers to Montenegro. 

Flights will operate once a week every Wednesday until the middle of October.

Birmingham Airport is disappointed to confirm that Primera Air will temporarily suspend flights to New York and Toronto from 21st June due the ongoing late delivery of its long-haul A321neo aircraft from Airbus.

Primera Air has confirmed that it plans to reinstate transatlantic services next year once the aircraft is available and that this announcement does not affect Primera Air’s short haul services in operation from Birmingham.

180529 Dick Green ResizedUniversity of Wolverhampton Demolition degree students were blown away by an external speaker recently.

Blow-down explosives expert, Dick Green, was a visiting lecturer at the City Campus in Wolverhampton recently to talk to the Master’s degree Architecture and Built Environment students about the use of explosives in the demolition and deconstruction of buildings.

Accredited by the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE), the Demolition degree course, the first of its kind in Europe, has been designed in conjunction with industry specialists and is being delivered by both academics and demolition sector experts.

image.pngBusiness leaders of the future are hoping to kick off successful careers after completing a mentoring scheme at the University of Wolverhampton.
The Institute of Directors Mentoring scheme aims to link up business students with leading figures from industry who act as a mentor in their final year.
The latest cohort of students celebrated completing the scheme with a special event at Wolves FC’s Molineux Stadium.

CF1The University of Wolverhampton is to be home to a new national brownfield centre that will help tackle the housing shortage, West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has announced.

The National Brownfield Institute is being funded as part of the £350m Housing Deal for the West Midlands that the Chancellor announced would go to the West Midlands Combined Authority in his Spring Statement.

The authority has set an ambitious target to build 215,000 new homes by 2031 to help solve the region’s housing shortage.

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