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Meet the next generation of tech innovators

Louisa Hearn | Added: 5 Sep 2016

A new wave of graduate entrepreneurs are being helped on their way to deliver highly disruptive tec…

George Osborne at the Manufacturing Technology Centre

Apprenticeship levy sparks funding fears

Added: 27 Nov 2015

Clarification over the funding of apprenticeships has created confusion throughout industry, though…

Energy minister Matthew Hancock opens National shale gas college in Blackpool

Shale college launch: premature or necessary?

Added: 7 Jan 2015

With so little known about the skills it will target and the courses it will offer, the launch of t…


Finding better chemistry with young engineers

Added: 15 Oct 2013

Skills shortage sparks drive to make process industries more attractive. Ellie Zolfagharifard repor…

Sellafield nuclear reactor plant

On the right track for safety

Added: 31 Jul 2013

Efforts to establish effective safety practices in the construction of process infrastructure seem …

Stop-start water cycle blocks technology flow

Added: 8 Mar 2012

London – ?After a slow start to the current Asset Management Plan - AMP5 (2010-15) - suppliers have…

Autumn Statement: "Government has eventually listened to industry”

Added: 6 Dec 2011

London – The UK chancellor’s Autumn Statement includes a number of measures in areas including envi…

Control systems blamed for a third of downtime

Added: 7 Jun 2011

Houston, Texas – An industry-wide shortage of software-experienced engineers and over-extended equi…

Apprenticeships paying off in chemicals industries

Added: 9 Feb 2010

London – The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is highlighting how apprenticeships have had a c…