Tag Archives: engineering

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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Engineering sector’s astonishing gender pay gap

Research conducted by one of the UK’s largest accountants has revealed that men in engineering earn up to 30 per cent more than women in the same roles. Hemel Hempstead-based SJD accountants has analysed salaries of both male and females in the sector revealing some astonishing figures. According to the …

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World leading engineers win at IET Achievement Awards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has named the winners of its 2018 Achievement Awards. One of this year’s most significant awards, the Mountbatten Medal, goes to Professor William Webb for his outstanding contribution in the field of telecommunication and 5G. The IET Achievement Awards exist to recognise individuals …

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Engineering “inside the box”!

The official unveiling of an ‘Ingenuity Studio’ inside a repurposed shipping container outside Hereford’s Shirehall attracted representatives from schools, colleges and the community, intrigued to find out more about its role in engaging people with Hereford’s pioneering future engineering university, New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE).  Launching Ingenuity Studio, …

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