Tag Archives: engineering

Who will you be recruiting for?

Despite the financial instability that characterised the first half of 2020, the demand for professionals in the field of data management and artificial intelligence (AI) is steadily on the rise. This is what emerges from LinkedIn’s 2020 UK Emerging Jobs Report, which revealed that companies are on the lookout for …

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COVID-19: Three changes for the engineering industry

Having shown overwhelming resilience in the face of adversity, the manufacturing and engineering sector is one that will be irrevocably changed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation equipment supplier EU Automation, looks at three aspects of engineering that will change for the better. …

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RS Components to host online event calling for greater diversity in UK engineering roles

RS Components (RS) has partnered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to host its second annual REflect event and National Day. The event, which will be hosted online this year, calls on engineering and technology companies and professional engineering institutions to take action to engage with under-represented groups of young …

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How SME manufacturers can kick start a golden age for women in the industry

The digital transformation of manufacturing has the potential to kick start a golden age for women in the industry, according to industry trailblazers Andrea Thompson and Andrea Hough. They have both worked their way up from the shop floor to the top floor at BAE Systems and ATEC Engineering Solutions. …

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What Brexit blues? New research reveals over a quarter of businesses in the engineering industry believe Brexit will have a long-term positive impact

A new state-of-the-nation study into how businesses in the engineering industry are prepared for Brexit, has revealed a staggering 34 per cent of businesses believe the process of exiting the EU is currently having a positive impact on their business, while 21 per cent feel it hasn’t had any impact …

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Student engineers wanted for RGU study on mental health

A new academic study, conducted by Robert Gordon University (RGU), which is looking at the mental health of engineering students is seeking volunteers to take part in the research. The work is being led by Jo-Anne Tait, academic strategic lead in the School of Engineering at RGU, who is halfway through her PhD on …

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GE2019: leading engineers’ body highlights importance of engineering to a prosperous economy

With the General Election campaign in full swing, Europe’s largest engineers’ body is calling for the political parties to recognise and harness the importance of engineering and technology. Political parties must address the shortage of engineering and technical staff at all levels by investing in education and skills as well …

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Engineers Without Borders UK launches Engineering for People Design Challenge 2020

Engineers Without Borders UK, part of an international movement putting global responsibility at the heart of engineering, has launched the 2020 cycle of the award-winning Engineering for People Design Challenge in partnership with Engineers Without Borders South Africa and Engineers Without Borders USA. The unique competition engages first and second-year university students …

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The hunt is on for the engineers of the future

The Oxfordshire Advanced Skills training centre is on the hunt for more than 100 engineers of the future to fill apprenticeship places. The apprentices will be part of September 2020’s intake, and will start their training at the newly opened 3,800 sq metre training academy at the UK Atomic Energy …

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HRH Prince Charles welcomes NMiTE’s innovative approach to filling the UK’s engineering skills gap

On 5 November 2019, The Prince of Wales met representatives from NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering), which aims to become the engineering university for and of the future in Hereford.  His Royal Highness met members of NMiTE during a visit to Herefordshire based technology company, ETL Systems. The …

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