Tag Archives: engineering

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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HRH The Prince Of Wales congratulates ETL Systems on engineering success

HRH The Prince Of Wales has visited ETL Systems to congratulate and commend the company on achieving global success from a rural location. The visit from HRH The Prince Of Wales to the Madley-based company included a tour around the production and engineering facilities, meeting the 120 on-site staff and culminated in …

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RS Components looks at life beyond the limits with new DesignSpark podcast series ‘The Engineering Edge’

RS Components (RS) is sending Professor Lucy Rogers PhD out into the world on a solo DesignSpark podcast mission, ‘The Engineering Edge’. The former BBC Robot Wars judge and co-presenter of DesignSpark’s acclaimed ‘History Makers’ and ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’ is going on the road, touring the UK to see how …

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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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