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Oil and gas faces recruitment challenge among millennials

Added: 19 May 2017

The oil and gas industry is “at the threshold” of a global battle for new recruits which could see …

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‘This is not a time for fear’, says new IChemE president John McGagh

Added: 10 May 2017

John McGagh, who is currently chief digital officer at Australian power company Snowy Hydro, has be…

Graphene breakthrough could massively cut nuclear energy costs

Added: 9 May 2017

Manchester University researchers are claiming a breakthrough that could reduce the CO2 emissions a…

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Engineers challenge Westminster with their own manifesto

Added: 8 May 2017

Greater use of engineering skills can solve a host of the UK’s most pressing social issues, includi…

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Report warns half of all Scots jobs to be automated by 2030

Added: 8 May 2017

Nearly one in two jobs in Scotland are at risk of automation by the end of the next decade, suggest…

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FDF manifesto outlines five key policies next government should implement

Added: 3 May 2017

The Food and Drink Federation has launched its 2017 manifesto, which outlines five key policies it …

Food & drink: an industry facing some difficult choices

Added: 2 May 2017

With a quarter of its workforce and a majority of imports and exports deriving from the EU, plus a …

Engineering the future: people are the key component in mastering Industry 4.0

Added: 25 Apr 2017

The fourth industrial revolution is all about modern technology, mass connectivity and the diversif…

Election mandate will provide greater certainty for Brexit, says EEF

Added: 18 Apr 2017

Prime minister Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election for 8 June has received an ear…

In full flow: Totex is finally taking effect in the water sector

Added: 4 Apr 2017

A sector once seen as slow moving and traditional is now in its most dynamic period for decades. To…

Options open – choosing between sealed and sealless pumps

Added: 28 Mar 2017

Michelle Knott takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of sealed and sealless pumps and which …

EEF: 'No deal' Brexit will harm manufacturing

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Manufacturers organisation the EEF delivered a warning to prime minister Theresa May that a ‘no dea…

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UK digital tech investment outstrips Germany and France combined

Added: 27 Mar 2017

Investment in the UK digital technological sector since 2011 has been 37% higher than France and Ge…

Thames Water to pay record £20m for river pollution

Added: 22 Mar 2017

Thames Water Utilities Ltd has been charged more than £20 million in combined fines and costs for a…

NEPIC launches search for successor to chief executive Stan Higgins

Added: 15 Mar 2017

The search is on for candidates for one of the top jobs in the UK chemicals and pharmaceuticals ind…

Career challenge outstrips money for youngsters entering oil business

Added: 13 Mar 2017

International work, innovation and the opportunity for personal development are overtaking the lure…

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Guarded welcome for Budget

Added: 10 Mar 2017

The oil and gas sector led the way in applauding Chancellor Philip Hammond’s 2017 budget after sign…

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Hammond delivers Budget treat for oil and STEM but sugar tax on soft drinks

Added: 8 Mar 2017

Oil and gas taxation, technical training, research and women in STEM were among the early beneficia…

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Engineering and manufacturing provide more than one in seven apprenticeships

Added: 6 Mar 2017

More than one in seven of all UK apprenticeships in the previous financial year were created in the…

Chemicals chief calls for pre-Brexit 'kick-start'

Added: 6 Mar 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been challenged to address the UK’s uncompetitive energy costs and re…