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Think tank warns Apprenticeship Levy benefits may be overestimated

Added: 27 Mar 2017

The new Apprenticeship Levy introduced in April will have less impact in regions of high unemployme…


Automata and Russell Finex among robotics programme winners

Added: 24 Mar 2017

Four British companies are among 25 winners set to receive free robotics consultancy via a scheme s…

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…

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Chemical engineers grill Commons committee in Westminster

Added: 20 Mar 2017

Last week chemical engineers took to Westminster to grill the House of Commons Science & Technology…


EPSRC invests £4.7m in self-healing materials

Added: 20 Mar 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.7 million in the dev…

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…

Bioo Scientific has launched state-of the-art, full service analytical food testing

Cawood Scientific purchased by private equity firm Inflexion

Added: 15 Mar 2017

The UK’s largest independent provider of analytical testing for land-based industries, Cawood Scien…

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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EDF agrees £125m contract for Amec Foster Wheeler

Added: 13 Mar 2017

Global engineering consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a £125 million agreement to provide …

Siemens Congleton drives plant

Siemens’ 3D breakthrough offers potential boost to asset life

Added: 13 Mar 2017

Siemens is claiming a breakthrough with the production of the first 3D-printed part to operate in a…

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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…


Innovation grant will boost development of oral Zika vaccine

Added: 8 Mar 2017

Thermo-stabilisation company Stabilitech has been awarded an innovation award to help it develop th…

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 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…

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…


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…

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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…