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Chairman of Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster recognised in prestigious industry Top 100

Adrian Moore, Chairman of the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) and Business Development Manager at the Department of Economic Development, has received a Manufacturer Top 100 award. The awards, presented by The Manufacturer magazine, recognised outstanding individuals within the sector. The Manufacturer also publishes details of award winners within their annual Top 100 publication.In his nomination, Adrian was described as 'an inspiring leader, a driver of cultural change and an unsung hero' within the sector.Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for the Department of Economic Development commented:'Adrian's position in the Top 100 recognises the astounding amount of work going on to…
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Isle of Man Apprentice Engineer Honoured at 2017 NWAA Awards

An apprentice engineer from the Isle of Man was among the winners at the recent North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) New Talent Awards, an event run in partnership with the Department of Economic Development and the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster.Held on 2nd March 2017 at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, the awards recognise and reward the achievements of young apprentices and graduates from the North West of England and the Isle of Man's aerospace and defence industry.Following fierce competition and entries from organisations across the North West and Isle of Man, local apprentice Robert Kermode from Triumph Group,…
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IOM Bank Apprentice of the Year Award 2015

The recipient of the Apprentice of the Year 2015 Award has been named as Daniel Catlow, of Swagelok. Sponsored by Isle of Man Bank, the Apprentice of the Year award recognises the best Apprentice on the final year of the Engineering and Manufacturing Sector Apprenticeship Scheme.  The Scheme is a joint programme between the Isle of Man College and Engineering and Manufacturing Sector companies initiated by students joining the 36 places available each September on the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering course run at the College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre. (Places still available for this September course – go to www.iomcollege.ac.im…
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Royal Visit to Triumph

On the 21st July the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, visited the Triumph Actuation Systems facility in School Road, Onchan. Triumph were delighted to host the visit, particularly as the timing coincided with two significant anniversaries for the business. This year is the 1st anniversary of ownership by the Triumph Group Inc. who purchased the business from GE Aviation in June 2014. 2015 also marks the 50th year of operations of the business at the School Road site. General Manager Chris Allen commented “The Princess Royal was given a brief overview of the company, its products and their applications and then…
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Awards for most Promising Engineering Students 2015

The Isle of Man Engineering and Manufacturing Sector, in association with the Chamber of Commerce and Isle of Man College are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering course Year 1 Awards. The Manx Utilities Award for Best Fitter – Veslin Ivanov. The RLC Ronaldsway Award for Best CNC – Josh Berry. The Swagelok Award for Best Miller – Josh Berry. The Target Tools Award for Best Turner – Connor Collister. The Triumph Actuation Systems Award for Best overall student – Jules Herrera.  The Awards were given at the recent Isle of Man College Awards presentation…
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Jobs Success for Engineering Students

The first group of students to complete the Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) have all been given offers of employment with local manufacturing firms.The 12 students, who started the course in September 2013, were interviewed during the Engineering and Manufacturing Careers event on March 11th. Four manufacturers – Kiartys, RLC Ronaldsway, Swagelok and Triumph Actuation Systems - have now concluded their recruitment process and offers conditional upon satisfactory completion of the course have been made.The students will join the companies as apprentices this summer and will continue their training for up to 12 more…
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Highland Scientific and Manx Graphene Group Appoints Research and Design Director and Commercial Director

Specialist electronics and engineering group Highland Scientific and Manx Graphene has announced the appointment of Professor Marlon Cruz as Group Research and Design Director and Paul Kerruish as Group Commercial Director.These new appointments come at a pivotal moment for the business, which is poised to capitalise on its own recent scientific breakthroughs in the commercial production of wide area graphene. This so called 'wonder substance' is made up of a single layer of carbon atoms and its applications have the much-publicised potential to revolutionise the global electronics, aerospace, telecoms, bio-med and energy industries, amongst others.Founder and Managing Director John O'Driscoll…
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Advanced Manufacturing centre of excellence a boost for industry

01 October 2014: A training facility that will boost one of the Island's most important industries will be declared open this month.The former Department of Economic Development (DED) training centre at Hill's Meadow has been given a £1 million refit by the Department of Education and Children (DEC) to form a dedicated engineering training centre of excellence.Tim Crookall MHK, Minister for Education and Children, will formally open the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre on Wednesday 15 October.Its creation has allowed the Isle of Man College of Further and Higher Education to double the intake on its newly reshaped Foundation Apprenticeship in…
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Join us at Farnborough International Airshow 2014

14-18 July 2014  The Farnborough International Airshow (FIA2014) prides itself on facilitating first-class business opportunities for the global aerospace industry. As one of the world’s largest exhibitions and air displays, the show provides a wealth of dedicated and focused business platforms. Representatives from the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster will be present throughout the show and can be found on the NWAA stand in Hall 1. For further details visit www.farnborough.com FIA2014 will feature a number of conference events hosted by ADS, Aviation Week and exhibitors. Full details of planned events can be found on the FIA2014 Website.
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Strong jobs growth reported for Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster

The Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) recently held its 25th Quarterly Forum at the Nunnery in Douglas hosted by the North West Aerospace Alliance (NWAA) of which it is a partner member, and there was particularly good news in terms of jobs. Latest figures from the 21 businesses that are members of the Cluster show that they employ a total of 881 engineers and support staff, which is nearly 6% up on the figure of a year ago (837) and 38% more than in 2006 at the creation of the cluster.  The Department’s Political Member for Manufacturing Leonard Singer…
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