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Female engineers achieve their best medal tally at Skills Show

Added: 23 Nov 2016

Six female entrants were among the medal winners for this year’s Skills Show engineering competitio…

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EDF calls in Assystem to deliver Hinkley’s nuclear reactors

Added: 22 Nov 2016

French energy major EDF has called in engineering firm Assystem to help build two European Pressuri…

Downing Street promise of £2bn R&D increase applauded by sector

Added: 21 Nov 2016

Science and engineering leaders have been quick to welcome Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcemen…

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RAE report warns job prospects for minority graduates need improving

Added: 21 Nov 2016

Employment opportunities for black and minority ethnic engineering students in the six months after…

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Valmet fined £130,000 over worker’s pulping machine injury

Added: 19 Nov 2016

Valmet, which supplies automation and technology equipment to the pulp, paper and energy industries…

Nuclear waste

New nuclear waste disposal research ‘could save millions’

Added: 19 Nov 2016

A team of scientists has completed a body of research on radioactive isotopes, which could be used …

Chemical industry

Minister says maintaining British chemical industry as world leader ‘vital’

Added: 18 Nov 2016

The UK’s role as a world leader in the chemical sector must be maintained after Brexit,  Minister f…

Shale gas fracking

GMB union demands open debate on fracking in UK

Added: 18 Nov 2016

Britain needs an ‘honest and open’ debate on the viability of fracking, said Stuart Fegan, National…

North Sea oil and gas decommissioning to soar by 2025

Added: 16 Nov 2016

North Sea decommissioning in the UK and Norway will continue to grow over the next decade with more…

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Graduate engineering pay on the increase, says EEF report

Added: 16 Nov 2016

The average pay for engineers in the UK has risen 2% on last year, while graduates’ pay has seen a …

MIT plastic

MIT moves closer to creating biodegradable plastics

Added: 14 Nov 2016

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have determined the structure of a bact…

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Autumn Statement: EEF makes its case to the Chancellor

Added: 14 Nov 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to use next week’s Autumn Statement (23 November) as a mea…

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Sheffield launches degree-level apprenticeships

Added: 12 Nov 2016

Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam universities have launched a degree-level apprenticeship programme t…

Chemical firm incurs £3m fine following fatal toxic leak

Added: 9 Nov 2016

Cristal Pigment UK has been fined more than £3 million following the release of a toxic vapour clou…

Solvay chemicals plant, US

Trump win could unsettle European chemicals market, says Cefic

Added: 9 Nov 2016

Chemical businesses within the European Union face a short-term period of uncertainty following the…

Post-Brexit manufacturing investment to slow, report finds

Added: 7 Nov 2016

Research conducted by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and banking group Santander reveals man…

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Oil and gas industry calls for investor confidence ‘help’

Added: 7 Nov 2016

Oil & Gas UK, the trade body representing the UK’s oil and gas industry, has called on Chancellor P…

Fracking shale gas

UKOOG calls in Community to promote onshore oil & gas

Added: 3 Nov 2016

UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG), the trade body representing the UK’s onshore sector, has joined for…

Manufacturing Barometer

Manufacturers ‘capitalising’ on weaker pound, says report

Added: 3 Nov 2016

Just over half (51%) of UK manufacturers see the falling pound as a key benefit for their business …

Engineering institutions join forces to promote careers in the industry

Added: 1 Nov 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institu…