The Manufacturing Institute
Who we are and what we do
A specialist manufacturing support organisation – we work with everyone from ambitious SMEs to global brands, delivering specialist training, leadership development and onsite consultancy to help manufacturers improve their business performance.
We work tirelessly to find the very best manufacturing talent to support your business – we look for the perfect mix of industry experience and ability to transfer knowledge for sustainable application without reliance on an external partner. All our practitioners and coaches are experts in their field and have worked at senior levels in industry.
Our Operational Excellence Model of Choice
There are a number of models available for companies to benchmark improvement initiatives and performance outputs against. Our Model of choice is the Shingo Model – in 2008 we became the first European Affiliate and have gone on to support more companies to recognition than any other Affiliate outside of the Americas.
The Shingo Model is a perfect fit for the Manufacturing Institute as it focuses on sustainable change – recognising that tools, systems, results and culture are critical to success and crucially the model explores the importance of the relationship between them.
Supporting the sector with our groundbreaking digital Apprenticehip Levy Transfer service
Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy and have unused apprenticeship funds can support smaller employers who want to receive a transfer. Most people would agree this is better than it being returned to the Treasury. It presents a real opportunity to grow talent in the sector.
Levy-paying employers can transfer a maximum amount of 25% of their annual funds and be used to pay for the training and assessment cost of the apprenticeships agreed with the receiving employer
Our free digital service matches levy payers throughout England with smaller businesses requiring support for apprenticeship training costs.