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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…


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…

Oil & Gas UK challenges Chancellor to relax investment regime

Added: 7 Mar 2017

The oil and gas industry has called on government to ensure a more liberal regime for investment fu…

Chemicals & materials: the challenges EU withdrawal will create

Added: 1 Mar 2017

Adapting to changing circumstances will be a key requirement for the chemicals sector, post-Brexit.…

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Mechanical engineering leads record UK manufacturing demand

Added: 20 Feb 2017

Demand for UK-manufactured goods reached a two-year high in the last quarter to February 2017, says…

IET harnesses scholarships ceremony to combat skills and recruitment shortage

Added: 15 Feb 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has announced that nearly two thirds of its annual sc…

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Semta report reveals key factor to inspire women into engineering

Added: 13 Feb 2017

Female engineering recruits may be more inspired by the prospect of interesting work than career pr…

Four engineers scoop £1m Queen’s prize for work on digital imaging sensors

Added: 5 Feb 2017

Four engineers have been awarded the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) for their…

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Engineering survey reveals growth and pay rises but falling confidence

Added: 1 Feb 2017

More than half of engineers surveyed around the world received a pay rise in the last year, with a …

Shell sells multiple North Sea assets to Chrysaor for $3.8bn

Added: 31 Jan 2017

Oil and gas major Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell $3.8 billion (£2.46bn) worth of its North Se…

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Report says demand for 142,000 new STEM posts spells jobs for the girls

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Nearly one in four of the 640,000-plus vacancies created in science, engineering and technology in …

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UK chemical engineering student intake drops by 12%

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Figures released by the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show a 12% fall in studen…