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11th June 2020


In order to cultivate young technology-motivated talent, Prima has established a multi-faceted apprentice program. Working in conjunction with Cambridge Regional College, this program is designed to give participants a solid foundation in manufacturing-based engineering.


The initial apprentice intake at Prima’s St Ives plant began back in January, with additional trainees starting a few months earlier. Splitting their time between the college (1 day a week) and the production site (4 days a week), they are all due to complete their respective programs in the mid 2022 timeframe. READ MORE

Prima's New Apprenticeship Scheme

12th May 2020


To show deserved appreciation for all those serving in the British Armed Forces, and the huge sacrifice and commitment they make in protecting our nation, the management team of Prima Electronic Services have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. In doing this, the company pledges its full support to the armed forces community. Several members of the Prima team are currently involved in the Army Cadets, where they help young people to develop important life skills that will be of use to them in the future. With this in mind, it is important that these individuals get the employment flexibility they need to enable them to participate in such activities.

Prima Gains Armed Forces Covenant

20th March 2020


In order to further boost throughput levels, Prima Electronic Services has taken steps to upgrade its production lines via the installation of new state-of-the-art SMT placement machines. These additions to the existing complement of placement machines comprise of an iineo+ from Europlacer, plus a Yamaha i-Pulse S20. As well as accelerating the assembly process, the newly installed equipment will enable larger and more complex PCBs to be addressed. It will also mean that even the smallest of component parts can be placed on to PCBs with accurate positioning - significantly reducing component placing errors and thereby enhancing yield figures.

Major Capital Investment Made in Advanced Production Hardware

7th February 2020


Prima Electronic Services has now completed two projects, conducted in cooperation with the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), that are intended to improve operations at the company’s St Ives’ production facility. Over the course of these projects, detailed mapping and analysis of Prima’s process flows was undertaken. Based on the compiled data, it will subsequently be possible to get a better overview of all the materials used in manufacturing work and what levels of stock will be required at particular stages. The long-term objective, using this data, is to implement a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will make production activities more streamlined and efficient, as well as reducing potential sources of wastage and keeping overall costs down.

University of Cambridge Team Helps Prima

Prima Strengthens Workforce

19th December 2019


To address continuously growing customer demands, Prima Electronic Services has made further additions to the team at its manufacturing facility in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Through these additions, the company will be able to offer a more extensive range of services, accelerate turn-around times and further heighten product quality levels. To learn more about potential opportunities with Prima, please visit the careers page.

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