The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

Posted on 15/03/2022 

by Leigh Kinninmont

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is the future of manufacturing.
 
A place where industry, academia and the public sector work together on ground-breaking manufacturing research to transform productivity levels, makes companies more competitive and boost the skills of our current and future workforce.
 
The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities with a network of partners across Scotland brought together to boost the manufacturing community.
 
Their ambitions are to:
  • Increase productivity by reducing barriers to innovation
  • Grow the economy by galvanising investment and increasing manufacturing competitiveness within Scotland and internationally
  • Catalyse job creation and strengthen supply chain links across the country
  • Provide leadership, build collaborations and enhance capability to influence adaptation and exploit manufacturing opportunities to boost Scotland’s transition to a net-zero emissions economy by 2045
  • Inspire and attract talent and equip current and future workforces with the skills they and the manufacturing and engineering community need
They do this by working with manufacturing businesses of all sizes from across Scotland, the wider UK, and beyond making it easier for them to access innovative technologies and connecting them with a widespread national and international network of world-leading industry and academic experts and collaborators.
 
Increasing inclusivity in manufacturing
 
The NMIS Group's Manufacturing Skills Academy is transforming the workforce of today and tomorrow. The Manufacturing Skills Academy offers advanced manufacturing training and development opportunities for individuals at all levels of their career. The Manufacturing Skills Academy is a place for everyone in the manufacturing and engineering community to learn, and NMIS believe that no one should be overlooked regardless of status or background.
 
That's why, they have created a series of training programmes which will provide both employers and employees within the manufacturing sector, an opportunity to upskill or reskill into sectors where demand has increased. Their exciting new programmes are suitable for smaller manufacturing businesses that employ women and black, Asian, and minority ethnic people working in STEM who are motivated to make tangible changes to their workplace to improve inclusion and recruit more diverse talent.
 
Creating a diverse workplace
 
The NMIS Group recognises that many companies still have limited resources in place to invest in equality, diversity, and inclusivity. As a result, companies are missing out in attracting and retaining a knowledgeable, experienced and diverse talent pool. The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is the future of manufacturing at the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.
 
It is where industry, academia, and the public sector work together on ground-breaking manufacturing research to transform productivity levels, make companies more competitive and boost the skills of our current and future workforce. Together NMIS are focused on revolutionising skills, productivity, and innovation to help attract investment and make Scotland and the wider UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.
 
Opportunities
 
For individuals who are aged 25 or over and unemployed, facing redundancy, or are a recent graduate struggling to find work within manufacturing, NMIS have several short-term work placements within the NMIS Group and industry partners.
 
For more information, please see the link below.
 
If you are a recent graduate looking for a paid work opportunity within manufacturing, please see the link below.
 
Continuous Professional Development 
 
The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland also has a number of Continuous Professional Development Courses will give you and your colleagues the skills and knowledge to successfully tackle and navigate the concept of digital manufacturing while also realising tangible benefits. The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme has been designed in collaboration with partner organisations at the forefront of digital innovation, to meet the needs of people and manufacturing businesses throughout the country regardless of specialism.
 
The NMIS Group tailor their courses to suit the varying needs of different people within a manufacturing environment and cover the essentials as well as key topics such as cybersecurity, supply chain development, operational excellence, artificial intelligence, visualisation and strategy development. Some of the courses NMIS Group provide are free of charge, to find out more please see the link below.