While apprenticeships seem to be doing well across the UK, it’s important that the engineering sector doesn’t become complacent
Delegates to this week’s National Manufacturing Conference will hear how British firms are increasingly moving production back to the UK
The UK now has a pathway to a future where carbon capture and storage makes major contributions to our efforts to cut carbon emissions. Just don’t expect it to be cheap.
In the first of a new series of “unusual challenges” we ask readers to devise a concept system that could enable a person to walk across the English Channel.
What engineers can do to prevent a repeat of this winter’s floods comes under scrutiny at a series of events this week.
We need a long-term strategy with popular backing if we want to tackle climate change “cheaply” and re-enter high-value nuclear manufacturing.
Communicating the joys of engineering and helping out an intriguing new project head this week’s round-up, while two upcoming events highlight opportunities for UK firms and individuals.
A new TV show and exhibition gives some long overdue recognition to the importance of engineering to contemporary architecture.
The Singapore airshow should help throw a spotlight on the capabilities of the UK’s aerospace sector
The decision to award the Crossrail rolling stock contract to Bombardier will bring jobs and money to one of Britain’s most important industrial sites
Oil and gas output from the UK’s North Sea fields could be enhanced with the help of targeted maintenance spending, an IMechE event will hear this week.
Any tools that help good ideas become a business reality are welcome even if, like Horizon 2020, they come with heaving European bureaucracy attached.
The support given by the UCAS system needs to be available for students who choose the vocational path into engineering careers, says Paul Jackson, the chief executive of EngineeringUK, ion his latest guest blog
The Biomedical Catalyst programme is proving to be a model for building a bridge over the ‘valley of death’ between research and commercialisation, says Iain Gray, chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board, in his latest guest blog
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the unsung engineering heroes behind the recent Winter Olympics
No single group can have a monopoly on the development of engineers: employers, teachers, universities and trade unions must all play a role, says Paul Jackson, chief executive of EngineeringUK, in his latest guest blog.
Tom Lee, Senior Engineer at MIRA, explains how automobile manufacturers are tuning the sounds produced by the vehicles, both inside and outside the cabin.
In his latest Guest Blog, Iain Gray, chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board, explains how the launch of a new company, Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd, will help UK companies and research institutions to pool their resources and enhance the ‘contact sport’ of innovation
This is a big year for the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, with the float-out of Queen Elizabeth scheduled for the summer. Guest blogger David Downs presents his latest project update.
The government is keen to promote engineering as a career that is vital to the future of the country, says EngineeringUK chief executive Paul Jackson in his guest blog; but it’s vital to make sure this momentum doesn’t plateau
The presence of Ron Ayers - one of the UK’s most celebrated engineers - on this year’s honours list is cause for celebration writes our anonymous blogger
The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board explains how Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) represent a good deal for all involved
A new type of vehicle, combining electric ‘carriages’ and a diesel ‘locomotive’, could provide public transport on roads in the future. Guest blogger Richard Morris of MIRA explains.