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Warwick Manufacturing Group to increase workforce by 30%

The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) are increasing their workforce by 30% as they open 170 jobs for new recruits.

The leading engineering centre has announced an expansion due to its continuing success. WMG are seeking to employ engineers, researchers, project managers, data analysts, software developers, and technicians.

Those that take the roles will be involved in high tech research projects in partnership with an array of companies and research, technology and manufacturing initiatives.

A list of areas of work available includes energy storage, intelligent and autonomous vehicles, sustainable materials, remote laser welding and cyber security. Other areas include automation systems, powertrain, and experiential engineering and design.

An approximate 500 people work at the WMG in top standard facilities across seven research and education centres, including collaborative centres across seven different countries. University campus is home to the WMG where every year they have a £180 million programme.

The WMG have also opened applications for Pedagogical Research Internships for summer 2017. Students are given a chance to work alongside teaching staff on projects that aim to improve the teaching and learning in WMG. An all student email has been sent out with the promise of research and employability skills, as well as an opportunity to gain insight into pedagogical research, meaning relating to teaching.

The internship posed to undergraduates includes a paid bursary of £1,600 for 8 weeks, not including self-accommodation.

Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG, said on the expansion: “As we continue to grow and expand we are seeking individuals who thrive on a challenge and who aren’t afraid to defy conventional thinking,”

“We are investing in, and creating, several new world-leading facilities to support these new projects.”

He added: “So we also need to invest in talented people to take these projects forward.”

Current WMG staff in similar tech roles have shared their experiences.

Liz McArdle, Innovation Manager and Warwick alumnus, said: “Within the small businesses (SME) team there is a very friendly atmosphere combined with a high level of energy. It goes without saying there is a lot of expertise, but there is also a drive to give value back to our clients across staff of all levels.”

Luke Millage, Precision Engineer, said: “The scope for learning and progression is limitless here and there is a network of genuinely helpful people who want to encourage professional development.”

An Open Day for recruitment took place on Saturday 8 April welcoming anyone interested in receiving more information on the job openings.

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