Welcome to Richard Gilbert who joins the team as a Resource Consultant

What made you join Consilium? I wanted a new challenging role that I could apply my prior skill set and adapt it into a fresh working environment with a strong developing company. What did you do before you joined the Consilium Team? I was a fully qualified Estate Agent both in residential Sales and Lettings, […]

August 16, 2018

Farnborough Airshow announces orders surge worth $28.8bn to UK

Farnborough proved a great success this year for the UK aerospace industry in general with aircraft and engine deals close to record levels ($28.8bn in value and the second most successful show ever) as the global sector continues to see sustained high demand. Formally opened by Theresa May, announcements by the PM and senior cabinet […]

August 10, 2018

War on plastic triggers recruitment fallout for manufacturers

According to the British Plastics Federation, the war on plastic waste is risking a crisis in Britain’s third-largest manufacturing sector. Their survey of 500 UK plastics manufacturers found that even though most companies are well-placed for growth, they are struggling to hire workers, particularly at entry level with half reporting a struggle to attract staff […]

July 27, 2018

UK automotive investment up despite Brexit fears

The UK auto sector has seen £130m of foreign direct investment during June 2018 alone, creating four new plants across the country and nearly 500 new jobs to boot. The announcement from the DIT coincides with a report from EY which found that the UK still remains the number one destination for FDI in Europe […]

July 24, 2018

UK government backs manufacturing innovation project

The UK government has announced plans to allow businesses to apply for funding via the Industry Strategy Challenge Fund initiative to support an increase in manufacturing capacity of genomic analysis technologies. Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation forms a section of the government’s Industry strategy Challenge fund, and will invest up to […]

July 19, 2018

Why are there so few women in Engineering?

It was International Women in Engineering day recently, and despite comprising roughly 50% of the population, women make up just 9% of engineers in the UK. So what are we doing to encourage more women in to the industry? A recent article in The Engineer this month featured Dr Caroline Hargrove (CTO of McLaren Applied […]

July 12, 2018

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