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A recipe for contract disputes?

Added: 7 Feb 2013

Engineers need a proper understanding and experience of project requirements

London – There are typi…

ICL control room for carbon capture plant

Integration is the way forward

Added: 1 Feb 2013

New thinking is always welcome in industries, such as process, that encompass such a wide range of …

Kids Schools Skills2

New apprenticeships era or wasted opportunity?

Added: 30 Jan 2013

London – Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and advanced manufacturing, is j…

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Lessons from Algeria

Added: 24 Jan 2013

London – With the benefit of hindsight, it is clear that much greater security should have been aff…

Process blast

Losing sight of process safety?

Added: 18 Jan 2013

London – Earlier this week almost 100 offshore workers were evacuated from a North Sea platform, lo…

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Integration can help bridge skills gaps

Added: 9 Jan 2013

‘Integrated industry’ has been dubbed the fourth industrial revolution, following on from the steam…

Skills show1

Flexible working or hire and fire?

Added: 1 Jan 2013

Got to be careful here: many of our readers are employers or senior managers who see good sense in …

Nat Grid gas pipeline Tirley12

A dash of common sense

Added: 13 Dec 2012

With the dust now settling around the Energy Bill, Autumn Statement and related announcements, such…

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Don't blame the kids

Added: 28 Nov 2012

London – A lack of interest in science and engineering amongst kids is a major factor behind the sk…

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Energy Bill: Tata closures a 'weather' warning

Added: 28 Nov 2012

Tata Steel’s decision to axe 900 jobs in the UK is part of a plan to turn the company into an “all-…

AArchbishop2

Scientists and engineers almighty

Added: 23 Nov 2012

Any lingering doubts about career opportunities in science and engineering should have been well an…

Asset guardian cyber 2

Cyber security needs more 'carrot-and-stick'

Added: 16 Nov 2012

Each year Honeywell Process Solutions hosts a conference for EMEA-based users of its control & auto…

UK energy plans still subject to negotiation

Added: 1 Nov 2012

This week’s announcements of Hitachi’s £700-million takeover of the Horizon nuclear project from E.…

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Industry needs more celebrities

Added: 30 Oct 2012

Well done to Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis for signing up be patron of The Skills Show at the NEC…

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Renewables industry and friends

Added: 24 Oct 2012

It’s a competitive world out there, but I always find it disappointing when one industrial sector a…

Chemical industry realities not part of EU's flowery vision

Added: 17 Oct 2012

London – The world will, sooner rather than later, live in ecologically-sound harmony with higher p…

PPMA

Age concern at the NEC

Added: 3 Oct 2012

Many thanks to the panel of expert speakers on our Barriers to Training debate during the PPMA 2012…

Paper Mill

Are paper-free process plants viable?

Added: 27 Sep 2012

The concept of the paper-less factory has been around for decades but has now moved closer to wide-…

Apprentice ATG skills2

Are UK apprentices being short-changed?

Added: 19 Sep 2012

London – The Government is currently seeking to incentivise the rapid creation of many thousands of…

Industrial strategy looks fracked

Added: 12 Sep 2012

For my money, Vince Cable’s Industrial Strategy with its Business Bank, and targeting of skills and…