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Green light for employer-led materials science apprenticeship degree

Added: 11 May 2018

The Institute for Apprenticeships has approved the development of the occupational standard for the…

Jacopa announces launch into tertiary treatment market

Added: 10 May 2018

Jacopa MD Alex Lloyd has used the Pump Centre Conference to announce his company’s move into the te…

PM heralds opening of UK’s first FE college-based biomass training site

Added: 8 May 2018

Prime minister Theresa May performed the official opening for the first further education college-b…

EEF: Government must address failed productivity strategy

Added: 4 May 2018

Government strategy aimed at boosting UK productivity has failed and needs to set clear goals that …

ABB’s HVDC Light on Statoil’s Troll-A gas platform

ABB wins multi-million deal for world’s largest new offshore project

Added: 4 May 2018

ABB has signed a deal valued at around £18.5 million to provide automation and safety systems for S…

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Lloyd’s, Worley and Argent form decommissioning partnership

Added: 4 May 2018

Lloyd’s Register, WorleyParsons, and Ardent have signed a global oil and gas decommissioning consor…

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Scots food and drink trio demand call for shared labelling approach across UK

Added: 2 May 2018

Three leading Scottish food sector associations have united to demand a shared regulatory approach …

EEF: Number 10 must reform apprentice levy

Added: 30 Apr 2018

Manufacturers’ association the EEF has delivered one of the strongest attacks yet on the government…

EDF Hinkley Point C nuclear power

NIA endorses ETI report’s low cost nuclear claim

Added: 30 Apr 2018

The Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed the Energy Technologies Institute’s (ETI) report into…

Lorien cooks up downtime-free solution for bakery

Added: 30 Apr 2018

Lorien Engineering Solutions has completed a multi-million pound refurbishment for Addo Food Group’…

EEF plea for cyber security as nearly 50% of UK manufacturers report attacks

Added: 23 Apr 2018

UK manufacturing is the most targeted sector for cyber attacks after government and finance, report…

Lavender marks retirement with handover to staff

Added: 23 Apr 2018

Lavender International chief Dave Lavender has stepped down after 40 years at the forefront of his …

Norwell seeks training EDGE with upstream e-learning

Added: 23 Apr 2018

Oil industry company Norwell Engineering has launched a 50 module e-learning course to counter what…

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Enzyme breakthrough could revolutionise plastic recycling

Added: 17 Apr 2018

Scientists experimenting with an enzyme that helps bacteria digest plastic have engineered a faster…

Manufacturers say UK can exploit global process industry equipment demand

Added: 16 Apr 2018

The UK’s specialist mechanical equipment industry is well placed to exploit its sector’s continued …

Process leader Austin replaces retiring Valente as TUV SUD UK chief

Added: 16 Apr 2018

TUV SUD has appointed Brian Austin as its new CEO for the UK and Ireland, succeeding Michael Valent…

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Bristol and Southampton universities join Turing Institute

Added: 16 Apr 2018

Southampton and Bristol have become the latest universities to join The Alan Turing Institute (ATI)…

Industry 'champion' wins Motion Control lifetime award

Added: 16 Apr 2018

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Rodney St…

UKCS operators could save on more than ‘£240 million cost and deferred revenue’

Added: 9 Apr 2018

UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) oil and gas operators are overlooking innovations that could be worth i…

Sugar tax acknowledged as spur to innovation

Added: 6 Apr 2018

The long-awaited ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks has been heralded by one business analyst as a spur to …