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If you want to get ahead, be a chemical engineer…

Added: 15 Feb 2019

Chemical engineering provides a significant boost to social mobility, according to a survey of youn…

Voting to open soon as PIA awards finalists revealed

Added: 14 Feb 2019

Nearly 40 nominees have been shortlisted for this year’s Pump Industry Awards, with the largest num…

Parliamentary water group chair calls for end to five-year focus

Added: 12 Feb 2019

The chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Water Group has criticised the focus on five-year plans, s…

Swansea to lead multimillion steel research initiative

Added: 12 Feb 2019

Wales is to host a £35 million new initiative between research bodies, universities and business to…

Revolutionary’s influence on UK manufacturing unbroken 140 years on

Added: 11 Feb 2019

The company which helped revolutionise manufacturing with the invention of the bush-roller chain th…

Drax Power Plant

Minister hails Drax carbon capture breakthrough

Added: 11 Feb 2019

Energy minister Claire Perry said the new Drax Power station’s pilot bioenergy carbon capture and s…

British Safety Council awards 500-plus global winners

Added: 11 Feb 2019

More than 500 organisations worldwide have been honoured in the British Safety Council’s Internatio…

Landmark BPMA agreement with Lancaster University

Added: 7 Feb 2019

British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) representatives have signed a co-operation agreement …

As 'B-Day' looms, supply chains will provide your Brexit lifeline

Added: 6 Feb 2019

With the clock ticking on the Brexit endgame, HSO's Sam Rothwell, recommends manufacturers need to …

Chester to offer UK’s first IChemE-accredited degree apprenticeship

Added: 1 Feb 2019

The University of Chester’s Faculty of Science and Engineering and major employers in the region ha…

Process industry lies at the heart of a leading UK attraction

Added: 1 Feb 2019

Pumps don’t only have to perform in plants and factories. Process sector work can be taking place i…

Manufacturing confidence dip blamed on Brexit stockpiling

Added: 1 Feb 2019

Pre-Brexit stockpiling has been blamed for a rapid fall in export prospects and a contraction in Br…

Report warns of ‘scant progress’ in UK engineering education after five years

Added: 31 Jan 2019

The author of the first Government-commissioned review into engineering education has warned that “…

New chair launches fatberg fighters conference

Added: 31 Jan 2019

New chair of fatberg fighters’ organisation, the Grease Contractors Association, Lila Thompson has …

IET re-engineers its brand with website relaunch

Added: 29 Jan 2019

Rebranding is a phrase more common to the world of marketing and PR but even august engineering bod…

Graduates

Engineering is No 2 preference for male undergraduates says report

Added: 28 Jan 2019

Engineering is the second most popular undergraduate course among men in the UK in this academic ye…

SMEs’ 4.0 solution lies in a Box, say universities

Added: 28 Jan 2019

A UK university initiative promises to provide small businesses with instant access to 4.0 manufact…

Wright appointment boosts distributor presence on BCAS board  

Added: 28 Jan 2019

Managing director of Thorite Stephen Wright has been elected to the board of trade association the …

Bradbury Group moves to £8million premises

Added: 28 Jan 2019

Manufacturing group Bradbury announced its move to new state of the art premises in Scunthorpe, Lin…

Tremors could be three times stronger before fracking halts, suggests study

Added: 23 Jan 2019

British Geological Society researchers have suggested that limits on seismic exploration on frackin…