Manufacturing News – Early September 2021

Digital transformation business PTC has agreed a new partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre that will help industry embrace the latest technologies.

PTC, which employs over 200 people in the UK, has become a Tier 2 member at the MTC and, as part of the agreement, will commit to providing the latest Augmented Reality, Industrial Internet of Things platforms, Product Lifecycle Management and CAD solutions to projects designed to equip OEMs and SMEs with more digital capability.

40% of UK manufacturers polled by Subcon – the subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, which opens at Birmingham’s NEC tomorrow – are worried about a future skills shortage in their business.

20% blame the pandemic on the lack of availability of overseas workers, but only 7% believe that responsibility lies with Brexit.

JCB is recruiting 100 new welders for its Staffordshire factories as demand for its products continues to soar, the has announced.

The recruitment drive has just got underway for the permanent jobs at JCB’s World Headquarters and its plants in Cheadle and Uttoxeter.

In September, JCB will also welcome an additional 15 new recruits on to its fabrication and welding apprenticeship. In the past three years, almost 70 welding apprentices have passed their courses – and all gained permanent JCB jobs.

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