Our anonymous blogger reflects on the sacrifices made by those working in industry furing the Second World War
If we are serious about attracting more women, our industry needs to explore its use of images and the messages conveyed
Construction of the second of the UK’s new aircraft carriers has seen 26,500tonnes of ship moved by 17m; the largest such operation ever in the UK.
Our anonymous blogger muses on his new working environment as he settles into Sleepy Hollow (hopefully staying awake and avoiding any decapitated equestrians)
It would be a disaster if a shortage of skills negatively affected the delivery of priority infrastructure projects, says the chief executive of Engineering UK
With the growing number of wireless systems on today’s cars, there are more opportunities for hackers to access vehicles, both remotely and physically. Guest blogger Paul Wooderson of HORIBA MIRA explains how the industry is trying to make cars safe from cyber-attack
Our anonymous blogger ponders the irritating rise of the armchair engineer
Sucessful start-ups are the exception rather than the rule. Guest blogger David Falzani explains some of the most common mistakes
Public recognition of the value of engineering is one thing, but industry itself also needs to give its most skilled practitioners more credit.
Construction on both Queen Elizabeth and Prince of Wales aircraft carriers is approaching important milestones
Budding engineers will be able to see behind the scenes at many fascinating sites over the summer, or prepare entries for the Big Bang Awards if it’s raining, ays the chief executive of Engineering UK.
With the exception of Bloodhound, industry’s missing a trick when it comes to using high-profile projects to inspire future engineers
Work experience has been identified as one way employers can reach young people from a wide range of backgrounds
Guest blog Anthony Martin, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Chief Engineer at MIRA, explains how next generation cars are changing the face of EMC testing.
Our anonymous blogger wonders whether the shortage of skilled engineers has forced recruitment agencies to up their game
What defines a country’s nationality, and does it actually matter? Our guest blogger, the president of Sainsbury Management Fellows, looks at the issues
The Shell Eco-marathon embodies the innovation that young would-be engineers need to succeed in the field, says the chief executive of EngineeringUK
The Balance of Payments used to dominate political debate, but it’s been mentioned only rarely since the early 1980s. David Falzani looks at the effects of global flows and uses of capital.
Our anonymous blogger reflects on one of the few times he’s had reason to proudly proclaim his profession to a stranger
The chief executive of Engineering UK looks at some of the innovations that are helping the NHS face the future
Engineering hasn’t had much of a mention in the run up to the election. Perhaps that’s because it’s one of the few things the major parties agree on.
We are delighted to welcome Iain Gray back to our guest blogging roster in his new position as director of aerospace at Cranfield University. In his first blog, he describes his new role and gives his first impressions of the institution.
Jon Blaze, head of recruitment operations at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, argues companies can take action to minimise the chances of encountering difficulties in hiring suitably skilled staff.
The Paul Jackson blog The Chief Executive of EngineeringUK discusses this year’s Big Bang fair
National Instruments’ Kyle Voosen examines the benefits, challenges and solutions that will drive the development of the industrial internet of things
Assembly work continues on the second QE class carrier, Prince of Wales, while Queen Elizabeth prepares for life independent of the shore
How does diversity really work and why should we seek it? Guest blogger David Falzani of Sainsbury Management Fellows looks at the issues
Our anonymous blogger is annoyed by the adulation of Kanye West’s wife’s bottom ahead of people who actually help humanity
Companies need to think about how they can add ‘emotional value’ to their products, says Sainsbury Management Fellows’ president David Falzani
The recent cold snap reminded our anonymous blogger why he likes to run an old car
Engineering has been shown to have a significant, positive effect not only on the economy but also on individuals’ lives, says Paul Jackson
Nearly getting arrested helped promote my business: why you should take risks to bring your engineering idea to life
Laurence Kemball-Cook, entrepreneur and inventor of the Pavegen tile that generates electricity from footsteps, explains why he had to break the rules to get his company off the ground.
With the increasing number of electronic devices available in vehicles at all levels of the market, automotive engineers face a difficult challenge in ensuring that drivers can expect good quality service from all the services available to them.
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.
Iain Gray has now left his position as chief executive of Innovate UK, and looks back on what he learned about how diferent sectors influence each other in unexpected ways
Sophie McPhillips, water engineer and NCE Graduate of the Year, explains why a placement with Engineers Without Borders is so rewarding and how you can get a start in international development.
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the development of the patent system, and wonders whether it’s still fit for purpose
Guest blogger David Falzani presents some practical ideas on how engineering can exploit emotional connections to make itself more attractive
Engineering contributed more than a quarter of the UK’s GDP last year, says the chief executive of Engineering UK, but we need to double the number of graduates and apprentices entering the industry.
Sad news reached my desk just as the last Secret Engineer Blog was sent.