Engineering and manufacturing recruitment firm, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, has become a core partner of the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative (FoBMI).
FoBMI, led by engineering design software group Autodesk, is an initiative that brings a ‘hands-on approach’ to helping UK design and manufacturing SMEs identify and adopt technologies that will improve its performance.
As one of the core partners, the group said it would bring its expertise in advanced manufacturing and engineering, to provide skills advice to SMEs involved with the initiative.
A statement by the group read: “We are looking forward to working with the FoMBI to share our expertise and support businesses in navigating these changes and preparing themselves, and their workforce for the future.”
Asif Moghal, senior industry manager at Autodesk, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan Lee Recruitment as a core partner – their commitment to addressing future skills challenges and in-depth understanding of 4IR transformation will be invaluable.
“British manufacturing continues to experience incredible pressure to remain competitive thanks to increasing globalisation, aggressive competition and a greater sophistication of the products requested by consumers to be designed and manufactured.”
He added: “Combine these factors with disruptors like cloud, mobile computing, additive and subtractive manufacturing and you’re describing an environment that is complex. Once demystified, it has the potential to create impressive, new and sometimes unimaginable opportunities for those who are innovative and agile, no matter the business size.”