TRS, the industry’s latest attempt to tackle the skills shortage, glosses over the nuances of the issue - but any action is welcome.
Easy though it is to get carried away by the promise of the compact fusion reactor that Lockheed Martin says it is working on, there’s still a great deal we don’t know, so we have to remain cautious.
Boeing is sponsoring the latest in a series of ‘build-a-plane challenges’, where schools build a light aircraft from a kit which students later fly in as passengers. Is this a good model for attracting students to STEM careers and giving them a taste of what day-today life is like for engineers?
Despite a focus on training, the UK is ramping up the number of non-EU engineers it recruits in a desperate attempt to plug the skills gap, according to a new report.
Super-super-fast internet could enable a whole new set of communication technologies but nothing beats human interaction
Nobel Prize winner John O’Keefe believes the UK should loosen immigration regulations to ensure that we are able to attract the best talent. Do you agree?
Bicycle design has always been a test of combining ingenuity with simplicity, and a new event aims to push the envelope of bespoke bike invention
Certain subjects were conspicuously missing from party leaders’ speeches in the current conference season: and they are ones which are of interest to the engineering and manufacturing sectors
High pressure, high temperature oil and gas allowance could help reverse a decline in North Sea hydrocarbon exploration
Engineering graduates dominate the top ten list of highest-paid degree holders. But that’s not the whole story.
A carbon research organisation claims that more than half of existing fossil fuel reserves should be left where they are to reduce the chance of global average temperatures increasing by more than 2 per cent, while fracking is under discussion in Manchester this week.
The Scottish chief executive of UK manufacturers’ association EEF claims that independence could turn Scotland into an economic wasteland.
Manufacturers need to take the lead in persuading consumers to put efficiency before power writes our anonymous blogger
The chief executive of EngineeringUK was encouraged by some of the messages coming out of the recent Conservative Party conference
The chief executive of InnovateUK explains the progress made in low-carbon vehicles
David Downs, Engineering Director of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, highlights the progress being made on the UK’s two new aircraft carriers.
Our anonymous blogger calls on Britain’s engineers to engage in the political process
The CEO of the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, argues that blurring the lines between early stage research and commercialisation can give the UK a global head start in emerging technologies
Specialist teachers and expert advice are vital to help young people realise their potential if they want to go into engineering, says the chief executive of EngineeringUK
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the role played by engineers in the First World War
The Chief Executive of EngineeringUK explains how Prince Charles is lending his weight to engineering education
The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board explains how the UK is supporting R&D in the field of robotics and autonomous systems
New guest blogger Dave Wykes explains the engineering problems behind developing electric vehicles, and how MIRA has approached them to develop a proposal for a hybrid urban commercial vehicle