Tag Archives: engineering

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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LEGO Engineers of the Future celebrated at Parliament

Forty-four budding young engineers were the guests of honour at a special reception at the House of Commons on Wednesday 12 December, where they showcased their award-winning engineering projects – all inspired by LEGO play. The students are part of five winning teams in the Engineers of the Future competition, …

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New programme inspires next generation of engineers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has partnered with ITN Productions to launch ‘Year of Engineering,’ a pioneering news and current affairs-style programme celebrating the UK’s outstanding engineering heritage and inspiring the next generation of engineers. 2018 is the Year of Engineering, an opportunity to champion engineering and to …

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BSRIA launches Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers publication – career path stories

BSRIA has launched its 4th Inspiring Tomorrow’s Engineers publication which was written by workplace student: Abigail Teekaram. This insightful report looks at the careers of some successful engineers at BSRIA, among its membership and in the industry. It leads on naturally from last year’s publication which considered the range of …

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Renishaw hosts Secretary of State for Wales for visit focused on supporting engineering

Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales, recently visited global engineering company Renishaw’s site in Miskin, near Cardiff to discuss the future of engineering in Wales. Cairns met with representatives from Renishaw to discuss how businesses and the Welsh Government can work together to create an engineering workforce with the skills necessary …

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Engineers in top five of most trusted professions

Engineering is the fourth most trusted profession in the UK, a new truth league table has revealed. The Institution of Engineering and Technology worked with the 2018 Ipsos MORI Veracity Index, which has been tracking the latest movements in Briton’s trust in the key professions since the 1980s, to have …

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