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£6 million programme extension to help small manufacturers across the Midlands

The programme delivered by the SME Group at WMG, University of Warwick has been a major success in the West Midlands over the last 2 years, helping over 100 companies, develop 71 new products and processes, from automation and productivity plans through to the zero emission technologies of tomorrow. The team have been awarded a further £6m from to take them through to March 2023, meaning the team has gone from a 2 year £5m programme, to an £11m 5 ½ year programme. This extension will enable the team to operate from Wolverhampton and Worcestershire in the West, to Loughborough and Luton in the East Midlands.

Wed 09 Sep 2020, 09:28 | Tags: SMEs, WMG, Engineering, Business, Employment, funding, Sciences

Involving parents and carers is key part of successful careers guidance, new report reveals

The role of parents and carers in providing careers guidance and how they can be better supported, a new report from Warwick's Institute for Employment Research, presents evidence from the UK and abroad to make the case for strong relationships between schools and homes when it comes to careers advice and guidance, and highlights practical ways parents and carers can get more involved in helping their children think about careers.


Warwick is top Midlands University for entrepreneurs and managers

The University of Warwick is the number one university in the Midlands for students who aspire to start their own company or run a business, according to a new survey.


Co-operatives and social enterprises may hold the key to more and better jobs

Academics from Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research have found that co-operatives and social enterprises achieve employment growth at least on a par with other types of organisation, and also create good quality jobs. The research is published by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound).


Over 90% of Chinese graduates from UK universities secure high level jobs

More than 90% of Chinese students at universities in the UK enter professional, technical or managerial employment after graduating, according to new collaborative research led by the University of Warwick.


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