SC21 Competitiveness & Growth

Request for Expressions of Interest – National Manufacturing Competitiveness Levels (NMCL) Assessors & Assistant Assessors

NMCL is searching for manufacturing experts to conduct assessments in the Aerospace and Automotive Sectors.
To register your interest, please send an e-mail with the subject “Expression of Interest” to
Closing date for Expressions of interest is 22 May 2018


NMCL is a system developed by an ADS Group Limited (ADS) and Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) led consortium, supported by industry primes, OEMs and and Local Enterprise Partnerships. The aim is to establish a single, national, quality assured, best practice approach to improving the competitiveness of manufacturing supply chain companies to raise workforce capability, increase productivity, boost UK economic growth and increase export levels.

Capability Assessment & Visits to Customers

A key part of NMCL is the assessment of competitiveness through on-site Capability Assessments and visits to customers. The Capability Assessment and information from the customer are combined with the company’s financial reports, to build a business case for improvement. The result is an assessment that recognises what is of real importance to the company and focusses on the key needs of the customer. NMCL is seeking ‘expressions of interest’ from individuals with the experience, knowledge and capability to carry out these assessments and develop the improvement business case.

NMCL Assessors & Assistant Assessors

NMCL Assessors and Assistant Assessors will undertake specific roles within the assessment and customer visits process. Both will require substantial managerial experience within advanced manufacturing, be used to working at board level and have the communication and relationship skills to guide companies through an improvement project that could last several years.
Personnel carrying out assessments will be licensed by the NMCL Consortium, but not be employed by them. The provision of Assessor and Assistant Assessor services will be subject to an agreed daily rate.
For further details of the role, the selection process and training to become an NMCL Assessor or Assistant Assessor, please register an expression of interest by email to putting ‘Expression of Interest’ in the subject line. Details of the process will be provided after the closing date.

Expressions of interest required by 22 May 2018