The British robotics industry is pushing ahead with a variety of research programs and the development of a number of new robots to improve manufacturing efficiency.
Among the new initiatives being introduced nationwide, one driver of educational excellence in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, EAL has launched the UK’s first Level 3 vocational qualifications in Robotics and Automation to help businesses meet the demands of Industry 4.0. The qualification includes the installation and maintenance of robotics, programmable logic controllers, process optimisation and innovation in automation.
The UK is predicted to make £4.7bn of investment in robotics by 2021 and the need for qualified engineers is becoming ever more pressing.
“This initiative is another step in the right direction for our industry and its future,” explains Robbie Dawson, Sales and Marketing Manager, CKF Systems. “Meaningful qualifications that excite and nurture engineering talent are essential if the UK is to develop the necessary skills in robotic technologies to compete on a world stage. At CKF, we are constantly on the lookout to add to our highly talented team of engineers. There is clearly a skills shortage in the UK and we welcome this EAL scheme. Engineering, as all of us know at CKF Systems, is a rewarding and worthwhile career.”