The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is a team of world-leading academic researchers, industry experts, and business professionals working together to transform manufacturing in Scotland by working with companies of all sizes from across the manufacturing world.

We’re always looking for the best and brightest talent to join us in breaking down barriers to help manufacturers achieve their full potential.

See below for our current vacancies:

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is a bold and ambitious industry-centred project to create an international centre of advanced manufacturing expertise and excellence where industry, academia and public-sector support agencies work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation, making Scotland and the UK a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS is an industry-led international centre of manufacturing expertise where research, industry and the public sector work together to transform skills, productivity and innovation to attract investment and make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

NMIS has an ambitious growth strategy and is seeking a bid manager and proposal developer to develop successful, winning proposals for funding from Scottish, UK, European and other International funding sources. To be considered for the role, you will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience in a relevant area or similar role. The successful applicant will have previous experience of managing bid teams and writing project proposals, working with companies and external organisations to develop successful proposals. The appointee will identify appropriate funding calls, match the capabilities and strategic aims of NMIS and its partners to the calls, develop strategies for winning proposals and manage the bid team activities, including writing and reviewing proposals to ensure success so that the NMIS targets are met.

This role is aimed at proactive, bold, ambitious individuals, who can demonstrate an aptitude for turning technical and business issues into practical action plans which can be supported by commercial clients

For more information, visit the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) Website: or email

For informal enquiries, please contact Mark O'Hare, CR&D Manager - / 07971 797613

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The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow possesses a large internationally rated Engineering Faculty with a proud history of successful joint ventures with industrial and enterprise partners. As part of the University’s strategic development the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has been established at Inchinnan near Glasgow’s International Airport in partnership with multi-national companies such as Rolls-Royce and The Boeing Company. The AFRC is the embodiment of over £30 million collaborative investment by Industrial, Academic and Government partners to establish a world leading research facility for forging and forming technologies.

The AFRC are seeking to appoint a Workshop Technician to support the operation of specialised equipment within its workshops. You will be primarily responsible for the set-up, operation and maintenance of machine shop equipment used in relation to delivering industrial and academic research programmes.

To be considered for this role you will be educated to a minimum of HNC level, or equivalent; or with relevant work experience. You will have knowledge and experience in using industrial equipment, forging and forming experience would be beneficial but all training will be provided. You will have excellent troubleshooting skills, including a methodical approach to solving complex problems, with limited guidance. You will have an ability to work with minimum supervision in order to meet project deadlines and you will have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Experience of supporting production, and research and development manufacturing requirements is highly desirable.

For informal enquiries, please contact Stephen Michie, Workshop Manager,
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