Experienced industry expert strengthens MADE Cymru’s teaching team


The MADE Cymru team is pleased to welcome a new face to the team. David Jones joins as a lecturer on the Upskilling for Industry 4.0 programme. In particular, he will be supporting the Quality Green Belt Six Sigma with Industry 4.0 projects.

David is an experienced engineer and project manager with a solid history of working in the aviation, automotive, oil and gas industries both at operational management and plant supervision level. He brings with him the experience of working, within each of the sectors, on new product introductions, such as the BMW Mini within the automotive sector and titanium fan blades for Rolls Royce.

He has spent considerable time working with third party suppliers to improve their manufacturing capabilities and using the Continuous Improvement tools within industries reluctant and resistant to change.

David said, “I really welcomed the opportunity to join the MADE Cymru team to support the manufacturing industry in Wales. It’s a challenging time but the adoption of new technologies can really help prepare manufacturers for the future. We are working with some very exciting organisations who are keen to upskill their staff – not only to recognise new technologies but also to identify which ones suit their own processes best.”

Outside of MADE Cymru and manufacturing, David runs a livestock farm on the Gower and enjoys walking around Pennard with his golf clubs!

MADE Cymru is now accepting students for the Upskilling for Industry 4.0 and International Innovation Management courses starting February 5th 2021. What’s more, the courses are fully funded for eligible students:

  • Continuous Improvement with Industry 4.0 (Certificate 40 credits Level 5)
  • Smart Manufacturing with Industry 4.0 (Certificate 40 credits Level 7)
  • Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing (MSc Level 7) – option to study individual modules if desired
  • Business Improvement with Innovation Management (Certificate 40 credits Level 7)
  • International Innovation Management (MSc Level 7)

All certified by University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Come along to an informal virtual coffee morning at 9:30am on Wednesday 13th January 2021 to find out more.

CLICK TO SIGN UP TO COFFEE MORNING – 9:30AM WEDNESDAY 13th JANUARY (Upskilling for Industry 4.0 and International Innovation courses)

In the meantime, if you’d like to organise an informal chat with one of the team, please contact us via the form below.

MADE Cymru is a suite of programmes designed to navigate organisations through Industry 4.0 via collaborative research & development and upskilling. Part/Fully Funded by the European Social Fund/European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.