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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 […]

Reality check: immersive visualisation in design

Immersive visualisation software is enabling designers to experience and make changes to creations in real time There’s a short slope in front of the 8ft- high projection screen housed inside the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) building. It’s there to warn users of the 3D visualisation suite that they’re about to walk into the display, in […]

Bob Joyce, chief engineer of Jaguar Land Rover

People power: Jaguar Land Rover’s chief engineer explains how the company is helping to motivate future generations of engineers through technology. It may seem difficult to know where to best concentrate your efforts when you’re in charge of overseeing two car companies that are both quintessentially British and under foreign ownership; very different but equally […]

Jaguar Land Rover and Chery agree joint venture in China

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Chery Automobile Company have reached agreement on a proposed joint venture in China.

 The agreement follows extensive talks between JLR and Chery on establishing an equal partnership company. The scope of the proposed joint venture (JV) would include manufacture of JLR- and JV-branded vehicles; establishment of a research and development […]

Jaguar Land Rover creates 1,000 new jobs at Halewood

Jaguar Land Rover has today announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood Operations manufacturing facility near Liverpool. According to a statement, the new positions, which will support work on the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2, will take the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500. Des Thurlby, Jaguar Land Rover human […]

Jaguar Land Rover seeks its apprenticeship intake for 2012

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to launch a search for its largest-ever intake of apprentices to join its 2012 training programme. The apprentice programme, which this year is searching for advanced and higher apprentices, will launch on 6 February and coincides with National Apprenticeship week. Following the appointment of 114 advanced apprentices in 2011, […]