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Materials degree apprenticeship standard is agreed by the IFA

05/12/2018 A new degree apprenticeship targeting the next generation of materials scientists and engineers has been agreed. Students could be starting the Materials Science Technologist programme as soon as September 2019 following the approval of the occupational standard by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA). The result is a major success for members of the apprenticeship’s […]

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Green light for materials degree apprenticeship programme

11/05/2018 The scale of support for a degree apprenticeship centred around training the next generation of materials scientists and engineers has helped achieve a positive outcome for the proposal. The Institute for Apprenticeships has approved the development of the occupational standard for the engineering and technology programme. Evidence presented to the Institute from companies leading […]

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Lunar Society visit shines light on Stoke-on-Trent’s sky high ambition

22/12/2016 A WORLD-RENOWNED society, first set up by scientists and thinkers who shaped the Industrial Revolution, toured Stoke-on-Trent to hear about the city’s stellar emergence as a centre of innovation and scientific development. Members of the Lunar Society saw first-hand how the city is utilising its manufacturing skillset within the Potteries industry as a springboard to […]

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New advanced materials facility welcomes science and research funding boost

25/11/2016 The head of a new £30 million advanced materials facility has welcomed the Government’s bid to support innovation with billions of pounds in funding for scientific research and development. Speaking at this week’s CBI conference in the run-up to the Autumn Statement, Theresa May pledged the additional £2 billion funding by 2020. The news […]