Skills gap & apprentices

Research, Points of View, Advice & tips

Here we share with you our expertise, insight and comments on the challenges facing manufacturing industry in the UK.

 

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2016 Gary Wyles, General Manager at Festo explores the growth of apprenticeships and how businesses have a lot to relearn about our young learners in Training Journal magazine.
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2016 Festo encourages the next generation of engineers with bionic workshops to local school children.
Article Online
2016
Festo Training & Consulting’s recently
published research, ‘People & Productivity’, shows that over the past three years, skills shortages have increased in the UK industrial sector.
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2016 Andrew Graveson, national team manager for automotive at Festo discusses the challenges automotive manufacturers are having to face to deal with the skills gap.
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2016 Festo training and consulting survey reveals 84% of businesses are suffering from a skills shortage.
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2016 Survey published in Factory equipment magazine reveals worrying UK skills shortage for UK manufacturing and engineering sector. Article
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2015 Andrew MacPherson, Food and Drink Industry manager at Festo discusses the importance of apprenticeships in the food manufacturing industry.
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2014
Gary Wyles talks to Maintenance & Engineering magazine about the challenge of getting young people into engineering and the role that both schools and business can play in inspiring the next generation.
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2013
Alison Colemen from the Institute of Management and Leadership reports on how managers can get the best from their apprentices. With a contribution from Festo's Gary Wyles.
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2013 Skills and recruiting the right talent is an issue that affects all manufacturing and engineering companies. In this article Gary Wyles, MD of Festo Training and Consulting, looks at his company’s approach to attracting young people into engineering.
Article Online
2013
Works Management Magazine sponsored by Festo carried out their annual People & Productivity Survey. Here you can see the key findings from the report together with an interview with Managing director Gary Wyles.
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2013 WM discusses the findings of the People & Productivity research with Festo Training and Consulting's managing director Gary Wyles - See more at: #thash.lo7HdDOc.dpuf
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2013 Gary Wyles, managing director of Festo Training and Consulting gives ten reasons why some training programmes do not deliver the improvements that were expected.
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2012 Gary Wyles, Managing Director, Festo Training & Consulting discusses how and why we need to encourage young people to start their careers through an apprenticeship. Article  Download
2012
Find out how the WorldSkills 2011 competition being held in the UK is helping put engineering skills back into sharp focus.
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2012
Andrew MacPherson, Industry Sector Manager at Festo Training & Consulting discusses the time bomb facing food manufacturers and predicted skills gaps.
Survey/Industry report
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2012
Festo's Managing Director, Gary Wyles reveals in a research report the current state of skills in manufacturing & engineering in the UK.
Survey/Industry report
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2012
Gary Wyles discusses the challenges facing line managers when taking on apprentices in The Manufacturer. 
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2011 Gary Wyles, General Manager at Festo discusses the findings in recent industry survey on the current state of skills in
manufacturing and engineering in the UK.
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2011 In this article Unilever reveal how with Festo training and consulting's help they have maximsied their ROI on their training plans, and adopted a different approach to their apprentice scheme with great success.
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2011
The Coalition has pledged to place manufacturing at the heart of the UK’s economic recovery. But is it still possible for UK manufacturing outfits to compete globally. Find out in this article from Business Today magazine.
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2010 In this article Unilever reveal how with Festo training and consulting's help they have maximsied their ROI on their training plans, and adopted a different approach to their apprentice scheme with great success.
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2008
Festo Didactic's Gary Fuller takes a look at the skills gap in UK manufacturing industry, considers why 50% of training is often wasted and takes a look at what might be done to improve the situation.
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