An overwhelming number of manufacturers have come together during the pandemic to address the shortage of medical masks, ventilators and other essential supplies. Now that the lockdown restrictions have been eased even further, how do we get UK manufacturing back on track?Continue reading
COVID-19 is continuing to wreak havoc across the globe with a shortage of healthcare products, in particular, a primary concern. Nothing is more pressing though than the current PPE shortage for frontline workers and ventilators to help coronavirus patients. We look at how some companies have diversified in a time of crisis as we continue to battle COVID-19.Continue reading
Life is no longer ‘normal’ as the coronavirus continues to disrupt our daily lives across all industries. The UK manufacturing sector is no different. It has promised so much for so long but how will it cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic? Could there be an increased demand for UK manufacturing instead of going overseas?Continue reading
Even though the British manufacturing sector is the ninth-largest in the world, Brexit has already had an impact and it could get even worse. Factories in Britain have suffered a sixth consecutive month in October showing fewer new orders thanks to the ongoing Brexit uncertainty. The industry is facing a tough future with weakened global demand for UK manufactured goods and employment issues.
According to an industry survey, Brexit has not only affected demand but also an increase in job losses. The survey was conducted before the announcement of the election which reflects two months of preparations for leaving the EU on 31 October. Of course, we all know what happened with that story.Continue reading
Engineering in any sense of the word is a rewarding and exciting career that plays a vital role within the UK economy. Mechanical engineering is all about designing, developing, testing and manufacturing materials for a wide variety of industries and applications.
A Mechanical Engineer is responsible for anything from building engine components and maintaining industrial equipment to servicing robotic machinery. In this article, we briefly cover aspects of mechanical engineering along with essential tips for graduates seeking a career within the industry.Continue reading