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New group for LGBT engineers launched

19 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Harris

InterEngineering aims to help engineers improve their companies’ policies towards LGBT staff members by sharing best practice and raising awareness.

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IET: Demand for 'oven-ready' engineers fuelling skills gap

31 Jul 2014 | By Stephen Harris

More companies are worried about a shortage of qualified engineers but fewer are offering training, the Institution’s annual skills survey has found.

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How you can become a chief engineer

26 Jan 2015 | By Shaun Simmons

You can start to build the skills you’ll need to get to the top even before you leave university, says Shaun Simmons, managing director of engineering at Cordant Recruitment.

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Ricardo’s new low-carbon vehicle centre will create exciting opportunities for grads

22 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

The automotive engineering consultancy is expecting more graduate work following the launch of its new £10m facility later this year.

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Minority support: retaining female engineers

2 Dec 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Industry has made progress with recruitment, but can do more to retain female engineers

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Driven by diversity: Bechtel's global rail boss Ailie MacAdam

18 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

Ailie MacAdam, one of the UK’s top engineers, is determined to use her success to inspire industry’s next generation of women

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Engineering salaries send a worrying message to the top graduates

16 Jan 2015 | By Stephen Harris

A new survey puts graduate salaries at top engineering firms way behind those in other sectors. That’s dangerous for the companies and damaging for the whole industry.

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Bright side of automation

18 Dec 2014

Even if some roles are replaced with robots, engineers and their associated skills will continue to be highly sought after, says the IET’s Stephanie Fernandes

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A bill calling for a moratorium on fracking until more is known about its environmental impact has been defeated in the House of Commons. Which statement best reflects your opinion on this?