Consilium Welcomes our first Apprentice

After completing my final year of A-Level studies, I very quickly decided that the University route was not for me. I predominantly didn’t like the idea of moving away too far from home and I wanted to stay close to the countryside as I am very much a country girl. So the decision for me […]

May 21, 2018

Manufacturing jobs boost for Birmingham

Birmingham has maintained its position as one of the top ten cities in the UK for employment growth. This is the finding of the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) for the latter months of 2017. The report revealed that the number of people in work in Birmingham grew annually by 0.7% in Q4’17 […]

April 30, 2018

March of the Robots

Confirmed by the International Federation of Robotics, the automation of production continues to accelerate around the world with robot density on the rise. Their latest World Robot Statistics report revealed that 74 robots units per 10,000 employees is the new average of global robot density in manufacturing industries, up from 66 units in 2015. By […]

April 24, 2018

Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms increasing headcount, despite pressures

Nearly half of Midlands manufacturing and engineering firms expect to take on extra staff this year, despite increased employment costs, a continuing skills shortage, and concerns over Brexit negotiations at an all-time high. Technical recruitment experts, Consilium Recruit reports that 2017 was a superb year for UK manufacturing with output surging to its highest level […]

April 16, 2018

Top mega food trends for 2018

Healthy living is clearly at the top of the food pyramid – again!   According to Euromonitor International in their recent report, these are the key trends expected to shape the packed food sectors during 2018: The focus of the food industry continues to shift from weight management to nutrition and natural wellbeing. Change in […]

March 23, 2018

Consilium goes back to school

Stability, flexibility, responsibility, taking action – these words crop up again and again in discussions of the skills crisis in aerospace and how to fix it. James Charlett, business manager at Consilium Recruit, fixing the skills shortage is not a new story but no-one has taken a lead on it. Although more apprentices and graduates […]

March 16, 2018