Employers urged to direct redundant staff to free government training courses

Up to £10,000 available per candidate for vocational and occupational training Training can help differentiate candidates where hundreds are applying for limited roles UK firms have cut around 730,0001 jobs during the pandemic Redundancy figures set to rise after Coronavirus job retention scheme ends in October Training expert, SMMT Industry Forum, advises advanced learning for… Read more »

Summer for Skills

Are you the best you can be? 20% off Open Courses and Publications Until 30th September* Use Code: sumskills at the Checkout “Unprecedented”, “unparalleled”, “extraordinary” – all words we are hearing on a daily basis. Many of us had never heard the word “furlough” before and it’s quickly become one of the most used words… Read more »

Welcome to Richard Sadler, our Newly Appointed General Manager for Automotive

SMMT Industry Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Sadler to the position of General Manager for Automotive. Richard joins us with over 15 years of Tier One automotive manufacturing and supply chain experience. Having started his career as an Apprentice, he soon went on to hold leadership positions in Production Planning, Purchasing,… Read more »

Paul Heard appointed CEO of SMMT Industry Forum

Birmingham – May 5th 2020 Paul Heard has been appointed the new Chief Executive of SMMT Industry Forum, the consultancy and training providers for manufacturers, set up by the UK government, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and vehicle manufacturers, whose mission is to improve the competitiveness of UK manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace… Read more »


Last Update: 03 August 2020 SMMT INDUSTRY FORUM, BIRMINGHAM OFFICE Visitor and External Premises COVID-19 Policy Overview We have undertaken COVID-19 risk assessments for all our operations. In line with government guidelines, we are working at home where possible but please be assured that our email and phonelines continue to be monitored and we are… Read more »

Odette Launches MMOG.np Release 2 and Global MMOG/LE Version 5

Global MMOG/LE has been developed jointly by Odette and AIAG as a unique Supply Chain Management (SCM) capability assessment tool that can be used throughout the global automotive industry, as well as across other industry sectors. Since Version 1 was launched in 2003, the tool has been regularly updated to take account of the latest… Read more »

IATF 16949:2016 Stakeholder Survey – Have Your Say…

[ UPDATE: SURVEY CLOSED ] As an IATF 16949:2016 Stakeholder we feel it’s important that you have the opportunity to feedback your views. Here is your chance, via an optional and anonymous IATF survey. The surveys are divided up by IATF 16949:2016 sections to enable you to give your comments in relation to the specific… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT: Delivery of new flagship SC21 Competitiveness and Growth £10m supply chain programme will be supported by SMMT Industry Forum

SMMT Industry Forum is proud to support the new government-backed programme to improve UK manufacturing competitiveness and productivity. The £10 million programme aims to help make the UK’s aerospace manufacturing supply chain more competitive and was launched by new Business and Industry Minister, Andrew Stephenson during a recent visit to MEP in Aylesford, Kent. SMMT… Read more »