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Engineering graduate shortfall hits 20,000 per year

Added: 20 Feb 2017

A report by EngineeringUK suggests the demand for graduates far outstrips supply, meaning there is …

Pounds sterling

Unilever share price dented as Kraft rejection announced

Added: 20 Feb 2017

Shares in Unilever dropped following the news that KraftHeinz had withdrawn its £115 billion bid to…

Chemical engineering research pilot

AkzoNobel £11 million research investment paints brighter picture for Felling

Added: 20 Feb 2017

Dulux paint maker AkzoNobel is to create a new research facility in England at a cost of nearly £11…

Clean machines

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…

Moorside

Brexit could threaten new nuclear reactor build in the UK, says report

Added: 16 Feb 2017

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) could threaten nuclear fuel supplies and new nuc…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

IET to challenge girls’ perception of engineering with social campaign

Added: 15 Feb 2017

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has brought in consumer PR agency Tin Man to de…

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…

Vert Rotors claims a first with Scottish enterprise support

Added: 13 Feb 2017

Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors is claiming a UK first with the installation of the 5-Axis machine, the…

Bath celebrates Perera FDM award

Added: 13 Feb 2017

Bath university’s reputation as a leader in chemical engineering higher education has been boosted …

Kate Baxter, Mars UK engineer

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…

Cyber security

Quantitative methods could protect plants from hacks, say researchers

Added: 12 Feb 2017

Using quantitative methods to prioritise cyber security will help protect power stations from hacks…

Tata return to profit for third quarter

Added: 8 Feb 2017

Reduced energy bills and higher steel prices have contributed to Port Talbot owner Tata getting bac…

Ensco drilling rig

Delek Group buys Ithaca Energy for $1.24bn

Added: 7 Feb 2017

Israel-based conglomerate Delek Group has agreed to buy North Sea oil and gas operator Ithaca Energ…

BP contract extends Sparrows link to 50 years

Added: 6 Feb 2017

BP has extended Sparrows Group’s contract to operate and maintain its pedestal cranes across eight …

Subsea platform

Hydro wins Company prize at Subsea UK Awards

Added: 6 Feb 2017

Hydro Group has scooped the Company of the Year trophy at the Subsea UK annual awards in Aberdeen

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…

Engineering apprentices

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…

Laboratories need to be safe, whilst enabling researcher to achieve their potential

Novo Nordisk funds Oxford’s £115 million diabetes research centre

Added: 30 Jan 2017

Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is to fund a £115 million diabetes research centre at Oxford un…

Cereal drying plant

Weetabix announces £30m investment but hints at price hike

Added: 30 Jan 2017

Weetabix has announced plans for a £30 million development to boost its production sites at Burton …