Latest News


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 …

BP sells North Sea oilfield stake for $85m

Added: 24 Jan 2017

BP has sold 25% of its North Sea Magnus oilfield, a 25% stake in various pipelines and a 3% stake i…

Process industry leaders applaud May industrial plan

Added: 23 Jan 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May’s 10 point plan for an overhaul of industrial strategy with a focus on s…

The Stomacher 4500 has been specifically designed for large volume food safety testing

Council bars product return before safety tests complete

Added: 20 Jan 2017

Manufacturer Errington Cheese has been told it must put on hold plans to put two of its products ba…

Students in the design phase of their degrees

UK chemical engineering student intake drops by 12%

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Figures released by the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) show a 12% fall in studen…

Guarded Brexit response from industry leaders

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement in her Brexit address that the UK would quit the European Si…

Honeywell IoT

Honeywell and Dover to partner on IIoT solutions

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Honeywell and Dover Energy Automation have announced a new collaboration to help industrial energy …

Beth Thomas 23 Reactor Chemistry Engineer at EDF Energy

Report says demand for 142,000 new STEM posts spells jobs for the girls

Added: 18 Jan 2017

Nearly one in four of the 640,000-plus vacancies created in science, engineering and technology in …

shale study

Fracking can be developed while ‘preserving natural beauty’, study finds

Added: 17 Jan 2017

A study published by UKOOG, the trade body for the onshore oil and gas industry, reveals shale gas …

Lifting

Pumping iron could reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

Added: 12 Jan 2017

Research by the University of British Columbia (UBC) suggests interval weight training can improve …

Sikorsky helicopters begin return flights after North Sea recall

Added: 11 Jan 2017

Flights by Sikorsky type S-92 helicopters from Aberdeen to the North Sea are being restored followi…

Plant hire manager jailed over crane tragedy

Added: 9 Jan 2017

The manager of a Scottish plant hire firm has been jailed over an accident that resulted in the dea…

Nuclear power SMRs

Rolls-Royce goes full throttle for SMR role

Added: 9 Jan 2017

Rolls-Royce is to play a lead role in a partnership that aims to construct a fleet of small modular…

Pounds money sterling cash

£660m nuclear industry pension cuts ‘a point blank betrayal’

Added: 8 Jan 2017

The GMB, Unite, Prospect and ASLEF/TSSA unions are meeting on Monday (9 January) to discuss strike …

Scott Safety protection

Chemical spray leaves workers ‘severely burned’

Added: 4 Jan 2017

An engineering firm has been fined £150,000 after two of its workers suffered severe burns when the…

UK manufacturing hits 30-month high

Added: 3 Jan 2017

Activity within the UK manufacturing sector hit a 30-month high in December, according to the Marki…

Carbon capture and storage CCS

Carbon usage breakthrough claimed

Added: 3 Jan 2017

UK government support for two Indian entrepreneurs has helped enable what is claimed to be the firs…