New report sets out the scale of opportunity for the Midlands in advanced ceramics

A blueprint setting out the compelling opportunities for the Midlands to position itself as a world leader in advanced ceramics has been launched. Businesses and academics from across the region have collaborated on the Advanced Ceramics Sector Profile, commissioned by the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG) in partnership with the Midlands Engine Observatory. Highlighting theContinue reading “New report sets out the scale of opportunity for the Midlands in advanced ceramics”

MICG member Lucideon helps put colour in perspective on mission to Mars

Colour Standards developed by Lucideon, a Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group member, are helping to ensure that the colours captured by the Perseverance mission to Mars are recorded to pinpoint accuracy. The swatches, made in Stoke-on-Trent, have been purchased by the Niels Bohr Institute and, in their clean-rooms, placed on a set of calibration devices toContinue reading “MICG member Lucideon helps put colour in perspective on mission to Mars”

Materials degree apprenticeship set to welcome first students

A new degree apprenticeship targeting the next generation of materials scientists and engineers is welcoming its first students this year. Co-ordinated by the Applied Materials Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Company (AMRICC) in Stoke-on-Trent, the scheme is the first of its kind in the UK. More than fifty companies – employing around 40,000 staff nationwide andContinue reading “Materials degree apprenticeship set to welcome first students”

University of Derby – Apprenticeship Update

For employers Wednesday 10 February: 1.00-2.00pm Manufacturing Engineer and Materials Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeships      MANUFACTURING ENGINEER In this apprenticeship (normally  up to 5 years – with 20% off the job learning),  apprentices can gain one of the following academic qualifications: BEng(Hons) Manufacturing Engineering, BEng(Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Electronics, BEng(Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Mechanical Design,  as well asContinue reading “University of Derby – Apprenticeship Update”

Innovation attracts businesses to MICG

Breaking down the barriers to innovation is one of the key reasons two leading ceramics businesses have joined the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG). Mantec Technical Ceramics and PCL Ceramics are the newest members of the group, which aims to place the Midlands on a unique footing as a global centre for advanced technical ceramics.Continue reading “Innovation attracts businesses to MICG”

Hallam Launches Unique Materials Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeship

Sheffield Hallam University has launched a new materials science technologist degree apprenticeship – the first of its kind in the UK. The new programme, developed in partnership with industry leaders, will give prospective apprentices the chance to be at the forefront of developing new material innovations that can drive businesses forward, from metals and ceramicsContinue reading “Hallam Launches Unique Materials Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeship”

Final Call for Midlands Businesses to Support the Future of Advanced Ceramics

The deadline is looming for Midlands businesses to take part in a research project which will help position the region on the global stage in the field of advanced ceramics. A survey from the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group has been launched to help gather information from business which will shape plans for the future. TheContinue reading “Final Call for Midlands Businesses to Support the Future of Advanced Ceramics”