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    NAA Annual Dinner, Carden Park, 18 October 2012

    Here’s a date to book into your diary now – the NAA Annual Dinner, to be held at Carden Park on Thursday 18 October 2012 The most important NAA event of the year is the Annual Dinner, which is the best opportunity to network with fellow members over dinner and drinks. Last year’s event was […]

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    Are you interested in being part of a Low Carbon Vehicle Programme consortium?

    The General Engineering Research Institute (GERI) is looking for potential partners for a consortium for a project that will develop technology for replacing the wiring loom on a composite car. The project aim is to develop a “laser direct-write processing head capable of writing the low voltage wiring loom of a vehicle directly onto a […]

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    Olympic Opportunities For The Automotive Sector: ‘Make It In Great Britain’ & Olympic Business Legacy Programme

    The Olympic and Paralympic games are taking place in London between 27 July and 9 September 2012. BIS, UKTI and Number 10 have launched two initiatives that want to use the Olympics to engage global investors as well as home audiences in a series of events and exhibitions to demonstrate the ‘Best of British’ manufacturing […]

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    Are you looking for new experienced employees, now or in the near future?

    As you may be aware, BAE Systems in Warton & Samlesbury near Preston has announced significant potential job losses in its workforce. Two areas where you may be interested are the manual workforce and the project management function If you have any interest in looking at the opportunities to recruit people in these or any […]

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    Funding: Automotive research calls

    2012 has already been a very busy year for R&D. Some of last year’s automotive specific research call deadlines are fast approaching and several annual calls from the larger funding bodies’ have also been announced. To assist the industry in making the most of these opportunities, please find below a brief summary of some of […]

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    NAA potential event: Feedback invited about ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001

    We are looking to run ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 courses in Halewood at the end of quarter one/beginning of quarter two, but in order to run these courses, we need to achieve a minimum number of delegates. If you would like to express an interest and/or provisionally book spaces, please e-mail Zoe ISO […]

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    In the Driving Seat: Brian Barker, HR Manager, Futaba-Tenneco UK Ltd

    Whatever you do, don’t let Brian Barker, HR Manager, Futaba-Tenneco UK Ltd, borrow your scooter. Name Brian Barker Company Futaba-Tenneco UK Ltd Position HR Manager Apart from that Trustee of Furniture for Education Worldwide Keen supporter of the local Hospice Association with NAA New member of the board, but inextricably linked through our Automotive Connections […]

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    NAA Business Excellence Programme Update – programme has achieved target and looks set to exceed it

    Since we re-modelled the Business Excellence Programme, the response from the industry has been outstanding. We have now achieved our target of having 55 members. If you haven’t already joined and wish to do so, then please contact me, as I am extremely happy to work with additional companies, as this will add value to […]

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    NAA Update February 2012 Carol Holden CEO

    This month Carol invites companies who have their own in-house scheme for higher level apprentices, or who would be interested in having a higher apprentice, to speak to her, as well as reporting on the recent visit to India, and new NAA board members I am writing this during National Apprenticeship week, which is very […]

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