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Editor’s comment: why engineering needs an upgrade

Rob Smith | Added: 15 Nov 2016

One of the first topics I was fortunate enough to write about for Process Engineering magazine was …

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Editor's comment: tackling the issue of female representation

Rob Smith | Added: 23 Jun 2016

Despite major efforts in recent years to dramatically increase numbers, just 6% of the UK’s registe…

Kids Schools Skills2

Mission inspiration or mission impossible?

Added: 3 Nov 2015

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week aims to inspire the next generation of engineers and help bridge the skil…

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Time to pay up

Added: 5 Aug 2015

Male engineers often get paid more than female engineers and it’s a problem that will only serve to…

Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to gro

Look forward

Added: 8 Jul 2015

Engineers must be forward-looking to attract the young people their profession and this country so …

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Continuity Britain?

Added: 13 May 2015

British industry may be relieved that the electorate voted for stability last week, but already the…

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Engineering’s election

Added: 29 Apr 2015

Engineering has come into the spotlight like never before during this general election campaign.

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Safety: a ticking timebomb

Added: 11 Mar 2015

Later this year the process industry will mark an anniversary it would prefer to forget: 10 years s…

Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to gro

Does gender matter?

Added: 1 Aug 2014

Does it really matter what proportion of the engineering profession is male and what proportion is …

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Engineering, Engineering, Engineering

Added: 11 Jun 2014

Education, Education, Education. Tony Blair’s famous 1997 speech on the importance of education cou…

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Engineering sporting brilliance

Added: 28 May 2014

Here at Process Engineering we aim to please. As the Brazil World Cup approaches, followed by Wimbl…

Kids Schools Skills2

How to kill a love of science

Added: 11 Dec 2013

All children are born with an innate love of science, so why are so many switched off from STEM sub…

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Engineers aren’t Made in China

Added: 3 Oct 2013

Engineers need to stop moaning about public perception and instead do what they do best: analyse th…

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Help the aged’s successors

Added: 25 Sep 2013

Are DCS suppliers really helping control room operators and their successors with their new technol…


Integration can help bridge skills gaps

Added: 9 Jan 2013

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

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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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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…

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Debating skills - Comment added

Added: 1 Sep 2012

Process Engineering is to host a lunchtime debate, titled ‘Barriers to Training and Achievement’, d…

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Student capture and storage

Added: 25 May 2012

The UK is training just over a third of the 30,000 new graduates needed to bridge the skills gap in…

Getting the ‘skills gap’ right

Added: 1 Oct 2011

London — Much of the effort going in to address the skills and training needs of the process indust…