Tag Archives: engineering

Engineering profession calls for action to secure the UK’s future economy and society

The National Engineering Policy Centre, which includes the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and represents nearly half a million UK engineers, has published a manifesto for a prosperous and secure economy and society. It calls on government to work with the engineering community to invest in skills, innovation, digital …

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Engineers on a mission set to be focus of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Initial plans for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019 (4-8 November 2019, #TEWeek19) have been announced, focusing on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing. The Week provides a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to showcase how engineers working in all sectors are on a mission to make …

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Industry leaders come on board as NMiTE adds engineering expertise

NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering) the project to create the engineering university of the future, has announced three new appointments to its Board of Trustees; Martin Hitchin, Rowena Innocent and Richard Lindsay-Davies. Commenting on the appointments, Chairman Dame Fiona Kendrick said: “The addition of these three industry leaders, …

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NMiTE marks International Women in Engineering Day to help transform the future

Sunday 23 June will mark 2019’s International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED19), when participants will be encouraged to show the world how they are ‘transforming the future’ in pursuit of more diversity in engineering. This global awareness campaign, coordinated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), aims to increase the profile …

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Female engineers win Engineering for People Design Challenge

A team of second year students from Leeds Beckett University has won the grand Engineering for People Design Challenge prize, with their idea for a women’s community hub built of locally sourced natural and affordable materials. The annual competition is organised by Engineers Without Borders UK, a charity dedicated to …

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Engineers in the Making find a home in two new engineering institutions for children

A fifteen-year mission to bring engineering into primary classrooms has taken its most ambitious step yet as Primary Engineer officially launches – The Institution of Primary Engineers and The Institution of Secondary Engineers today. Both Institutions have been built for the digital age and are set to change the way …

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Engineering firm raise thousands for childrens’ hospice

Staff from Boulting have completed a series of fundraising events and activities, raising almost £6,000 for Liverpool-based Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice. Employees from Boulting’s numerous sites across the UK have organised a series of fundraising activities throughout 2018 to raise £5,690 for the charity. Staff arranged dress down days, cake and …

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Midland’s school team of young engineers count-down to World Finals of the Land Rover 4×4 Technology in Schools Challenge

EDGE4x4, a team of four 15 and 16 year-olds from Worcester, are busy preparing to represent the UK in the World Finals of the Land Rover 4×4 Technology in Schools Challenge in April – www.4x4inschools.com The challenge is to design and build a 1/10th scale radio-controlled, four-wheel drive vehicle according to detailed …

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Apprenticeship Levy limitations and technical teacher shortages threaten economic growth

The UK education system cannot produce enough engineers to support the economy, especially with increasing reliance on home-grown talent post-Brexit, according to a new report. Led by the Royal Academy of Engineering and with significant input from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Engineering Skills for the Future – …

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Engineering Council sponsors international framework for assessing professional engineering competence

The Engineering Council, regulator of the engineering profession in the UK, has worked with BSI to develop an internationally applicable Publicly Available Specification (PAS 525) for assessing the competence and commitment of engineering professionals. This framework defines a standard for knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required to build and …

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