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AkzoNobel scoops work placement employer award

Added: 6 Mar 2017

Specialty chemicals and paints producer AkzoNobel has won the Industrial Cadets Employer of the Yea…

Apprentices

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…

David Peattie

Former BP engineer David Peattie named nuclear authority CEO

Added: 1 Mar 2017

Former BP engineer David Peattie has been appointed to the role of chief executive officer (CEO) at…

Launch of £490m Anglo-French electricity venture

Added: 1 Mar 2017

Energy minister Jesse Norman has laid the foundation stone for the new Eleclink electricity connect…

EPSRC invests £4.6m in nuclear robot development

Added: 28 Feb 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.6 million in the dev…

Outgoing EngineeringUK chief executive a ‘hard act to follow’

Added: 24 Feb 2017

Paul Jackson, chief executive of industry body EngineeringUK, has decided to step down, following e…

EU ‘on cusp’ of losing hold as major industrial power

Added: 21 Feb 2017

The European Union is in danger of losing its status as a global industrial force, according to Eur…

Graduates

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Shares in Unilever dropped following the news that KraftHeinz had withdrawn its £115 billion bid to…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