Technology Horizons

New magazine and website for SET undergraduates. The Engineer & etb are to launch Technology Horizons, a joint initiative created to address the issue of the growing skills gap with the aim of attracting more young talent into the sector.

Technology Horizons

Current research shows that as many as 7 out of 10 newly graduated SET students are lost, every year, to alternative careers. The most common reason for this is negative perception and lack of awareness of what a career in science, engineering and technology can really offer.

In May 2006, The Engineer and the ETB will launch Technology Horizons, a joint initiative created to address the issue and bring more young talent into the sector to address the growing skills gap.

Technology Horizons takes the form of a magazine and website targeting the vitally important 18 – 25 age group of SET students and early stage professionals with lively and compelling content that presents the real value of a career in science, engineering and technology.

As you would expect from two of the sector’s leading voices, The Engineer and the ETB are committed to our vision of changing perceptions of this age group. As a leading employer you will recognise the importance of this initiative – you may not currently face a problem recruiting at this level, but many of your suppliers and partners do. So, we need your support.

We are seeking sponsorship from an influential and select group of companies who share our determination to achieve change. We don’t expect a hand-out. Sponsors will receive a series of real benefits in addition to a say in the direction and editorial content of both the magazine and website.

Annual sponsorship details

Becoming a project sponsor delivers these key benefits:

  • Representation on editorial steering board
  • Logo on magazine contents page under ‘supported by’ banner
  • Logo on website pages under ‘supported by’ banner (linked to corporate page)
  • Logo on all marketing and promotional literature relating to the project
  • Four full page colour advertisements within the magazine, one per issue
  • One ‘Ambassador Profile’
  • An entry in the recruiter directory on the website
  • 30% discount from rate card on all additional advertisements placed in the magazine and online

Total cost £15,000 per company. For more detail please contact;

Sean Marshall, Publisher The Engineer.

Tel: 020 7970 4151, email:

Moh Lalani, Business Development Manager.

Tel: 020 7970 4113, email:

Key Details

  • Technology Horizons magazine will be published 4 times per year and distributed to 25,000 SET students and early stage professionals per issue. The glossy high – quality publication will become a ‘must-read’.

  • Technology Horizons website will offer a comprehensive source of news, features, jobs, careers information and statistics, plus an unrivalled library of content containing more than 30,000 articles.

  • Magazine and website will be launched in May 06

  • Technology Horizons will have a dedicated editorial and marketing team, supported by considerable skills and expertise of The Engineer and ETB teams

About The Engineer

The Engineer is, by some margin, the best read news magazine within the engineering technology community. By working closely with industry for almost 150 years, The Engineer has earned its reputation based on quality, authority and integrity – qualities that continue to make The Engineer a must read title.

Whilst maintaining its position as the leading news source, a key aim of The engineer is to continually improve the profile and awareness of UK driven technology and innovation and promote its vital role in the future of our economy.

The Engineer’s website,, is a dynamic mix of breaking news, comment, analysis and jobs backed by an archive of more than 30,000 articles.

The Engineer magazine is circulated to 32,000 industry professionals every fortnight delivering a readership of almost 100,000 per issue. The Engineer Online has a rapidly growing user base which currently stands at 60,000 unique users per month and more than 1 million page impressions.

The Engineer and The Engineer online are published and operated by Centaur Holdings plc, one of the UK‘s largest independent business publishing and information companies. Other Centaur titles include Marketing Week, Design Week, The Lawyer, Employee Benefits, Money Marketing and New Media Age.

About the etb

The Engineering and Technology Board (etb) is a registered charity that aims to tackle the significant yet unaddressed needs of the UK‘s science, engineering and technology industry and to create a unified platform and voice.

We work in partnership with business and industry, Government, education and the profession to improve the perception of science, engineering and technology (SET) in the UK. The driving force behind this partnership is the desire to ensure a supply of appropriately skilled individuals to meet the present and future SET skills needs of UK plc.  With more than 30 engineering institutions in the UK alone and equal numbers of science bodies; the etb aims to act as the voice for the sector.

The Engineering and Technology Board is financially supported by professional partners, the registration fees of 250,000 registered engineers and industry sponsorship. The etb also receives core funding from the Department for Trade and Industry.

scenta, , initiated by the etb, works with leaders in the science, engineering and technology world to provide a gateway to the best SET resources on the web.

Through the aggregation of the best of existing initiatives, and through a suite of leading-edge communication technologies such as i-Seminars, scenta acts as a meeting point for people in SET, their peers, and the information providers and professional organisations that they seek.

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