Weekly Bulletin – 25th January

New drone technology is on the rise, according to PBC Today. The use of digital/reality capture information from drone technologies in the UK and Ireland is up to 52 per cent, as opposed to 33 per cent in 2017. The top three reasons for adopting the technology are improved data quality, time-saving and the reduction of risk.

This week, The Guardian reported that UK manufacturers are preparing for a no-deal Brexit. Companies such as Airbus and Brompton Bicycle have started stockpiling raw materials in preparation for a no-deal, and British manufacturers have reached a ‘point of maximum uncertainty’ on Brexit, according to the article.

We’ve been in the news this week, as PBC Today looked at how Metsec’s offsite framing range combines excellent service with quality products to offer cost-effective construction solutions. We have developed and structured our recruitment and progression procedures to ensure all the brightest talents out there are given a chance. You can read more about it here.

We’re proud of our apprenticeship scheme and would love for you to take a further look and consider us as a place to begin a career. For a handy guide on apprenticeships from Study International News, click here.

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Drone usage increases in UK construction

The number of construction companies using drone technology in the UK and Ireland has increased significantly, although more advanced digital/reality capture outputs continue to be underutilized.


Adding Value, expertise and service to cost effective construction solutions

With eight decades of experience behind it, voestalpine Metsec plc is pioneering offsite framing in the construction industry. The companies aim is that, by 2020, 20% of its staff will have come through the apprenticeship scheme.


UK manufacturers set cash aside in case no-deal Brexit

British manufacturers are being forced to build up financial buffers in preparation for a no-deal Brexit as the cost of stockpiling goods and materials puts companies under strain. Measures taken by manufacturers.


Apprenticeship 101: A guide on pursuing an apprenticeship in England

The Department for Education (DfE) recently launched its national apprenticeship campaign Fire it Up, which aims to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to young people, parents and employers.