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Politicians don't create apprenticeships, employers do

1 Oct 2014

Calls for “three million apprenticeships” will go unmet without more fundamental change than extra government funding.

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Low Carbon Vehicles come of age

2 Oct 2014

The chief executive of InnovateUK explains the progress made in low-carbon vehicles

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Two carriers take shape at Rosyth Video

1 Oct 2014

David Downs, Engineering Director of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, highlights the progress being made on the UK’s two new aircraft carriers.

This week's poll: diversity

30 Sep 2014

The desire to ensure that companies in the engineering sector employ people of diverse genders, sexualities, social background, religion and ethnic origin continues to be a hot topic. Which of the following statements most closely matches your opinion on the subject?

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Government allowance aims to boost high temperature oil and gas

29 Sep 2014 | By Jason Ford

High pressure, high temperature oil and gas allowance could help reverse a decline in North Sea hydrocarbon exploration

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Rail is not a last resort

26 Sep 2014

Prof Andrew McNaughton, HS2’s chief engineer, gave us his vision for the future of Britain’s railways ahead of his IET lecture in late September

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The debt threat to manufacturing

5 Sep 2014

Despite the economic upturn, the strain of debt on the manufacturing sector’s smallest firms remains severe, says Mark Burgess, Chief Operations Officer at Debt Guard Solicitors.

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Engineering innovation: lessons from history

28 Aug 2014

Looking to our rich engineering past could help encourage business innovation today. 

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M2M beyond the enterprise: the rise of the connected SME

7 Aug 2014

Phil Skipper, Head of M2M Business Development, Vodafone Group explains how machine-to-machine (M2M) technology, a component of the ‘internet of things’, can help smaller companies to compete

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Universities must prove they can help close the skills gap

18 Jul 2014

Part-time postgraduate study offers a way to upskill the engineering workforce but unviversities need to persuade businesses of the direct benefits of investment.

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How Engineers can win the Longitude Prize, again

24 Jun 2014

Voting for the Longitude Prize closes tomorrow. Here, Longitude Committee member and vice-president for external affairs at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Prof Martyn Thomas, explains how engineers could contribute to the shortlisted project options.

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Six ways to get more out of University inventions

5 Jun 2014

Isis Innovation team leader Richard Holliday explains how universites can succeed at technology transfer and take more of their intellectual property to the market

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An environmental solution to the engineering skills gap

28 Apr 2014

Young women’s concern for the environment could be harnessed to help address the severe gender gap in engineering, says EngD student and prize-winning essayist Laura Pickard.

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Engineering firms need to rethink the graduate problem

15 Apr 2014

Young engineers know their skills are in high demand so companies must be smarter when trying to engage them, says Alex Parkes, future talent strategist at AIA Worldwide.

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Reshoring…the UK manufacturing trend of 2014?

28 Mar 2014

Steven Barr, Head of the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS), explains why reshoring is an opportunity manufacturers - both small and large - should seize with both hands.

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The desire to ensure that companies in the engineering sector employ people of diverse genders, sexualities, social background, religion and ethnic origin continues to be a hot topic. Which of the following statements most closely matches your opinion on the subject?