Technology transforming FMCG manufacturing downtime

The world of maintenance in food and drink manufacturing is changing in a way that is seeing traditional techniques be replaced. We are now seeing planned maintenance techniques being gradually replaced by predictive maintenance, using condition- based monitoring of sensors on machinery.     However, it’s expected that preventative maintenance will shift towards root cause failure analysis, […]

July 29, 2019

Recruitment firm to source staff for £108m electric battery industrialisation centre

A specialist recruitment company has been appointed to fill almost 100 jobs at a new £108m million research centre which will drive the UK’s automotive battery development. Following a competitive tender process last Spring, engineering jobs experts Consilium Recruit has become a preferred recruitment partner for the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) – a new […]

June 11, 2019

Robots create jobs, not steal them!

There has been a lot of coverage recently, particularly within manufacturing over the risk to jobs which does appear somewhat one-sided. Whether we like it or not, automation is clearly established already and set to expand exponentially. According to recent analysis from the ONS, up to 1.5 million jobs in the UK are at risk […]

May 8, 2019

Automation in the Food & Drink Sector

The food production and supply sector has never been so dynamic with a wider range of product offerings than ever before coupled with manufacturers increasingly being asked to increase productivity while keeping costs down. In the not so distant past, the normal reaction would be to increase production, but times have changed. Consumers are now […]

December 15, 2017

The Aero sector needs to act now if it’s going to tackle the skills shortage once and for all!

The aerospace sector has often been viewed as playing catch-up to the automotive sector – and why not?  If we can adapt their ideas and methodologies in the pursuit of manufacturing and engineering excellence then it’s in everyone’s interest surely. However, one initiative that the Aerospace industry really should consider replicating is the recently formed […]

December 4, 2017

What can we do to tackle the STEM skills shortage?

What can we do to tackle the STEM Skills Shortage? STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A recent study by the UK Commission for Employment & Skills found that a startling 43% of STEM vacancies are difficult to fill. This […]

April 21, 2017

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