Archives for July 2015

GTA England congratulate Gen2 CEO awarded OBE For services to skills training and voluntary service to Cumbria community

Mike Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Gen2, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for 2015 in recognition of his services to skills, training, and voluntary service to the community of Cumbria. Following a successful 20 years in … [Read more...]

Women in Engineering and technical occupations

Activities were proving slow in getting the Women in Engineering element of the GTA England website operational. However, we are now gaining some momentum and held an exploratory meeting with a number of GTAs to consider what activity could be put in … [Read more...]

New Members Corner: BEMA & Fair Train

The GTA England Board were delighted to review and accept two applications for membership at its Board meeting on 3rd June 2015. BEMA, the British Engineering Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA) was founded in 1936 to benefit member companies with … [Read more...]

Trailblazer: Outstanding (and much required) employer consultation

A consultation exercise regarding the Trailblazer standard for Machining was planned with 20 companies, accompanied by 7 GTAs, on 14th May 2015 at a GTA in the North West. The GTAs in attendance had discussed the standard and underpinning … [Read more...]

Automotive Research

GTA England members are invited to circulate the following opportunity to member companies for RESEARCH TO SUPPORT SUPPLY CHAIN GROWTH IN UK AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR. Automotive manufacturers are asking supply chain employers to support an industry wide … [Read more...]

Message from Professor Lorna Unwin

It is with great sadness that I report the resignation of Professor Lorna Unwin from the role as chair of GTA England. Lorna has made a great contribution to the work of GTA England and, in that role, visited many members. Lorna states, “When I … [Read more...]

Overview of the Peer Review activity carried out on DTA

GTA England have conducted some 18 Peer Review activities providing a graded report and the identification of improvement opportunities for members to embrace within development plans. GTA England member, MECNW has actively supported two previous … [Read more...]

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