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Job market looks up; graphene still flat

News editor We round up this week’s encouraging news for recruitment in several of the UK’s major engineering sectors, and top it off with a peek into the future of research into one of the most intriguing and promising materials currently under investigation This week’s Briefing takes on a slightly different tone, given the good […]

SMMT figures indicate record exports for UK car makers

Britain’s car manufacturers exported more than 1.2 million vehicles in 2012, a rise of eight per cent compared with 2011. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), total vehicle output increased eight per cent last year to 1.58 million units, the highest level since 2008. Similarly, car output rose nine per cent […]

SMMT announces 12 per cent rise in new-car registrations

New-car registrations rose more than 12 per cent in October to 151,252 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). According to the automotive trade association, the new-car market increased five per cent over the year to date, growing in all but one month, totalling 1,771,861 units, or an […]

Career opportunities in the UK automotive sector

While it may seem like the economy is languishing in the wake of the recession, one area at the heart of British manufacturing is continuing to buck the trend. The UK automotive industry, once a symbol of the country’s decline, is now experiencing something of a renaissance. Over the past 18 months, almost every company […]

SMEs likely to see the largest need for graduate recruitment

Enrollment to engineering degrees in the UK is healthy, but the skills gap is complex and some sectors are finding it harder to recruit graduates than others, especially in the supply chain SMEs. Andrew Czyzewski reports Given the rhetoric that surrounds advanced and high-value manufacturing every time a new investment or ‘centre of excellence’ is […]

Government adds £200m to research partnership fund

The government is tripling its contribution to the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (RPIF) — a decision expected to encourage further collaboration between universities, industry and charity donors. Today’s announcement by chancellor George Osborne and David Willetts, minister for universities and science, sees the government add £200m of new money to the UK RPIF. To […]

Researchers seek to design next-generation EV motors

A new collaborative research project is aiming to design the next generation of motors for electric vehicles (EVs). Project lead Cobham Technical Services, working alongside Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Ricardo, hopes to eliminate the use of expensive magnetic materials in high-efficiency, lightweight traction motors. ‘Although electric machines have been around for a very long […]

Manufacturing in the Midlands

Hour of revival: Many of the UK’s hopes for a vibrant and growing manufacturing sector will rest on activity taking place in the Midlands When in 1896 the first four-wheel British petrol car hurtled down the streets of Birmingham, local residents couldn’t have known what was to follow. The drive heralded the arrival of the […]