UK Automotive Industry To Create More Manufacturing Jobs

The Manufacturing Institute, the independent charity that supports companies and individuals in the manufacturing sector, says the growth of the UK automotive industry could lead to increase opportunities for careers, training and education.
Oct. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- The charity runs a number of manufacturing courses and programmes that could help the automotive industry meet the demands of its expansion, focusing on areas such lean training and strategy, operational excellence and more. A number of courses are running through October, with more commencing in November.

These coincide with a report from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which reveals that automotive manufacturing in Britain is expected to grow by as much as 9% per year and, by 2016, will be producing 2.2 million vehicles.

SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt commented on the report, saying: “With robust global markets and a diverse mix of models produced here, we are more resilient than other countries to eurozone weakness, a key factor in encouraging businesses to invest in the UK.”

This expansion will see manufacturers adding to their operations and staff numbers, as well as finding ways of increasing efficiency and output. This is evidenced by Jaguar Land Rover's recent £370million investment into its manufacturing facilities that will see production go 24/7.

There is a risk, however, that the industry could be left with a skills shortage without the right levels of investment in training and education, which is where The Manufacturing Institute has the capacity to help.

In November, the charity's Diploma in Manufacturing and Certificate in Manufacturing Management courses begin; while, this month, the organisation is running a Shingo Principles of Operational Excellence workshop at Aero Engine Controls (Birmingham) as well as an Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing course.

At the end of October, The Manufacturing Institute's popular Lean Immersion Days will take place at Jaguar Land Rover. The visit will offer delegates a chance to gain insight into the best-in-class lean strategy manufacturing processes adopted by the automotive giant.

"This is an exciting time for the automotive manufacturing industry, with new jobs and opportunities being created," Chief Executive Officer at The Manufacturing Institute, Julie Madigan, said. "Our training and education services will help manufacturers to improve their lean strategy and manufacturing strategy, as well as providing individuals with the skills and experience to enhance the processes that are used to achieve success."

For more information about training and education services offered by The Manufacturing Institute, visit courses ( or call 0161 875 2525.
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