14 July 2017 #Event News #SMMT News

Just six weeks remain for young hopefuls to submit their most innovative idea for automotive to the 2017 Autocar Courland Next Generation Award. Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday 29 August, with the best idea to receive a a once-in-a-lifetime prize at the SMMT Annual Dinner this November.

02 December 2016 #SMMT News

The 2016 Autocar-Courland Next Generation award has been won by Joshua de Wit…

12 April 2016 #SMMT News

Nine British automotive manufacturers have today launched a new initiative to help young people find a job in the automotive industry.

09 February 2016 #SMMT News

New Automotive Council report reveals depth of skills shortage facing the sector. Up to 5,000 current vacancies in the automotive industry causing significant impact on business operations. Groundbreaking new Automotive Council report sets out skills requirements for UK automotive sector,

28 August 2015 #SMMT News

Aston Martin has announced plans to continue its successful apprenticeship programme by recruiting a further 10 young people onto the scheme.

29 May 2015 #SMMT News

Autocar and SMMT have started this year’s search for the next generation of automotive industry innovators, announcing applications for the Autocar Courland Next Generation Award 2015 now open.

21 May 2015 #SMMT News

Automotive manufacturers are asking supply chain employers to support an industry wide skills survey, to help ensure the skilled workforce needed to boost the proportion of vehicle components manufactured in this country.

25 September 2014 #SMMT News

As part of industry and government’s 2014 See Inside Manufacturing initiative, BMW is inviting young women to gain work experience at its UK facilities, in the second year of its Girls Go Technical initiative.

Held during the upcoming half-term holidays (23 – 31 October) the Girls Go Technical BMW work experience programme lets young women get close to the heart of BMW manufacturing at its Hams Hall engine facility, and MINI’s plants in Oxford and Swindon.

02 September 2014 #SMMT News

Ford will recruit a further 250 employees to its Dagenham engine plant as part of a £380 million project, which is joint-funded by government’s Regional Growth Fund.

01 August 2014 #SMMT News

Aston Martin will recruit two new clay sculpting apprentices to its Gaydon headquarters at the beginning of 2015, adding to the 12 already recruited across the business. The expanding apprenticeship programme heralds a new direction for Aston Martin, demonstrating the importance that the manufacturer and wider UK automotive industry now places on developing the next generation of skilled workers

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