Plant & Works Engineering
HP and IP workshop/seminar

At its new training facility in Cheshire, ADVANCED VALVE SOLUTIONS says it has provided Valve Workshops that concentrate on concerns within the power industry, drawing on the expertise of its engineers as well attendees. The next ‘one-day’ workshop will be on the 8th November 2017. AVS says it has been instrumental in the provision of reliable and robust valves into Power Stations across Europe.

Training courses

BALLUFF says it runs training courses throughout the year and the objective of its hands-on workshops is to teach the participants the optimal way to solve tasks related to industrial applications. Balluff says during the training, it will share its practical knowledge based on many years of experience as a manufacturer.

State of the art training facilities

SCHWER FITTINGS has agreed in conjunction with the BFPA, to allow anyone with a vested interest to use the company’s state of the art training facilities. The move will provide experts and individuals alike, with the knowledge needed to progress within the industry.

New Highways Academy to train A14 apprentices

A new academy to train apprentices to work on the £1.5 billion A14 bypass - Britain’s biggest road upgrade – was officially opened by Roads Minister John Hayes on 17 October.

Improving productivity with robots

ABB says its forthcoming Switch to Robots seminar ( will explain how ongoing reductions in the cost and complexity of robotic automation are opening up new opportunities for UK SME manufacturing companies. Taking place at ABB’s Milton Keynes site on Wednesday 8th June 2016, the event will provide a simple step-by-step guide to introducing robot automation to the factory floor.

1st Annual Thermography Conference

INFRARED TRAINING has announced it will be holding a Thermography conference in Liverpool on 17th May 2016, designed to benefit active and aspiring Thermographers. The company says there will be a wide range of infrared camera manufacturers and software developers exhibiting; plus experienced Thermographers delivering presentations offering practical advice and tips in a wide range of industries including automotive, building and specialist high-voltage electrical.

Industry open day

The NFPC has announced it is holding an Industry Open Day on 17th February 2016 at the National Fluid Power Centre, Worksop. The NFPC says during the day attendees will have the opportunity to view the outstanding practical facilities, see the equipment in action and talk to experienced engineers with regard to specific training requirements.

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition returns to the NEC, Birmingham - Hall 11, 27 and 28 November 2015, 11am – 4pm. Research by The Royal Academy of Engineering suggests that Britain will need more than one million new engineers and technicians by 2020 to tackle demand.

Seminar shows how to get ahead through a switch to robots

ABB ROBOTICS says it will be running the latest in its popular ‘Switch to Robots’ seminar and workshop events (, explaining the benefits that robotic automation can bring for SME companies and how to find, implement and run the best robotic solution. 

CPD Seminars

This November, RITTAL reports it will be running its next series of accredited seminars designed to support industry professionals

Apprentice programme provides career opportunities

WILLIAM HUGHES says apprentices are an important part of its recruitment programme and the company will continue to invest in this valuable resource. William Hughes is a specialist manufacturer of springs and bent wire components for the global automotive and aerospace industries and says the apprenticeships provide an excellent platform for young people to develop their careers.

Improved efficiencies

Following on from a successful series of training and workshops, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the dates for its next training course, which will take place on the 21-22nd May 2015.

New thermography courses

Thermal imaging has become an essential method of detecting faults and averting failure in electro-mechanical systems. It can also be ideal for identifying the source of energy loss and spotting problems in the fabric of a building. Vital to its effectiveness however is the user’s understanding of the science behind the technology.

Gas inspectors’ courses

 ESAB has announced a full schedule of 2014 Gas Inspectors’ Courses to obtain internationally recognised certification for the annual inspection of oxy-fuel gas welding equipment and non-welding gas systems.

Debate highlights weakness in national curriculum

A lively debate ensued at the latest meeting of the Sussex Manufacturing Forum between panel members from secondary schools, FE colleges and universities and Forum members over the increasing problem of a lack of suitable candidates entering the manufacturing and engineering professions.

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New training brochure

SPIRAX SARCO has launched a new training brochure for 2014, giving plant operators and managers more ways to save energy, increase productivity, improve product quality and reduce risk.

Search for new stars

North East TV celebrity chef, Kenny Atkinson is putting jobs on the menu for up to five lucky youngsters who can demonstrate an appetite for success. The double Michelin starred chef will soon open his new restaurant; House of Tides on Newcastle Quayside.

Train online with process engineering experts

ENDRESS+HAUSER has developed a new, web-based training programme especially geared to industrial process engineering. With my|eCampus, learners can study for a qualification in instrumentation and automation solutions from the comfort of their own surroundings, at a time convenient for them.

Self-contained production rooms

A suite of free-standing self-contained production enclosures that provide abrasive blasting, welding and paint spraying facilities have been installed by HODGE CLEMCO for Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) in North Shields, Tyne and Wear.