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In the driving seat: automotive career guide for graduate engineers

With the UK’s car industry booming but also facing a host of technological challenges, there’s arguably never been a better time to enter the automotive sector. Here are your options. Why work in the automotive industry? It offers unbeatable engineering challenges Of all the engineering-oriented sectors, automotive is probably facing the biggest technological upheavals. New […]

The Joy of Engineering, sketching it out, and international opportunities

News editor 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. We’re always willing to help at Engineer Towers, as witnessed this morning when a young man from the BBC called for some quick facts about all […]

Tata Motors’ UK research connection

Tata Motors is looking to the UK to direct the R&D for its operations, even for vehicles which it plans to never sell in Europe. A couple of hours’ drive from the roiling, horn-blaring chaos of Mumbai, Tata Motors’ manufacturing site at Pune sprawls over such a large area that the only way to tour […]

Automotive sector continues upward trajectory

The UK’s automotive sector is set for a record year with 2013 sales forecast at 2.1 million units, a three per cent rise on 2012. According to Clearwater Corporate Finance’s new Global Automotive Report, Ford retained its market leadership, selling one in every seven cars in the UK. The fastest growing sales among big manufacturers […]

Last week’s poll: Jaguar’s aluminium shift

Good news for the automotive industry as Jaguar announces its shift to aluminium chassis will create 1700 new jobs. What’s the most important implication of this announcement? The engineering profession will be the biggest winner from Jaguar Land Rover’s announcement of a shift to aluminium chassis, according to respondents to our poll last week. Over […]

Aluminium decision gives jobs boost for Jaguar Land Rover

Around 1,700 new jobs are to be created at Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced manufacturing facility in Solihull following a decision to invest £1.5bn in advanced aluminium vehicle architecture. Dr Ralf Speth, Jaguar Land Rover chief executive officer believes the introduction of all-new aluminium vehicle architecture will make the company more competitive, flexible and efficient in […]

Engineer Conference opens a window onto manufacturing

We’re a reasonably modest bunch at The Engineer but that character trait is about to obliterated in a bout of blog-friendly self-publicity for the brand. As we hope you are aware, next week sees Birmingham NEC host The Engineer Conference. Taking place on June 4&5, we’ve assembled a rich selection of executive-level speakers from a […]

UK car output remains buoyant

Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed that UK car output rose 16.6 per cent in April 2013, reversing the decline experienced during the first quarter of 2013. Manufacturing output for April reached 110,033 with 22,278 units destined for the UK market and 87,755 marked for export. Commercial vehicle […]