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World Engineering Day promotes sustainable development

Engineering institutions, universities and businesses are celebrating the inaugural World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development today. The event will be marked on 4 March every year as a UNESCO international day of recognition for engineers and the contributions of engineering to sustainable development and modern life. This comes after a resolution was backed by member states of UNESCO at its

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Outstanding teenage engineer selected for high level apprenticeship

A 16 year old female student from Southampton has been awarded a prestigious six-year engineering apprenticeship with Associated British Ports (ABP), having been selected ahead of hundreds of male candidates. Katie Hopper, who attends Salisbury’s University Technical College (UTC), will undertake a higher level degree apprenticeship with ABP. She was the only female candidate to have applied for the role. “It

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Degree apprenticeship launched for chemical engineers

Major employers in the North West have formed a partnership with the University of Chester’s Faculty of Science & Engineering to offer the UK’s first chemical engineering degree apprenticeship. The Science Industry Process/Plant Engineer degree apprenticeship is the first in the UK to be based on an Institution of Chemical Engineers accredited degree: the BEng in Chemical Engineering which is

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Advanced manufacturing degree to launch

Launch of a new degree level apprenticeship programme to equip employees with high level manufacturing skills has been announced by Coventry’s Manufacturing Technology Centre. The Degree Apprenticeship in Product Design and Development will be a four year, Apprenticeship Levy funded course, allowing students to get a BEng (Hons) degree in advanced manufacturing while in full time paid employment, without having

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Closing the skills gap in maintenance-related sectors

EEF Education and Skills Policy Advisor Bhavina Bharkhada outlines the growing challenges in recruitment and suggests how to close the gap The Government, businesses and policymakers can all agree on one thing: the maintenance-related industrial sector, and manufacturing industry more widely, face a growing skills gap. We desperately need more young people in our industry: here are few statistics that

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New university seeks to shake up engineer training

Through project-based learning, NMiTE aims to create practical engineers in three years. Steve Dale reports. A radical new approach to the training of future engineers is set to be taken forward in Hereford where Britain’s first new university for 40 years was inaugurated in October. Known as the New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE), the establishment is due to

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STE(A)M learning is the best preparation we can give our young people

There seems to be little doubt that advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are bringing radical change in all industries. Academics McAfee and Brynjolfsson call it the Second Machine Age,while Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum sees it as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Whatever it is called, it involves significant change. Many of those who work with

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BCAS announces Jason Morgan as new president

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has welcomed Jason Morgan, managing director of HPC as its new president. Mr Morgan, who has been BCAS vice-president since June this year, takes over the role from James Maziak, managing director of Maziak Compressors. The next few months will mark a crucial moment in the society’s history, as Brexit negotiations continue and industry

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New chief exec for EngineeringUK

Dr Hilary Leevers will take up the position of chief executive of EngineeringUK in January, the organisation has announced. Dr Leevers is currently head of education and learning at Wellcome, where she has led a programme to improve science education and position it as an organisational priority for the charitable foundation. Before joining Wellcome, she was assistant director at the

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