MPs join campaign to boost engineering jobs

More than 30 MPs have joined a campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers. The politicians have pledged to support the Year of Engineering, which aims to get young people across the UK into the industry and tackle a major skills gap. The move will see government work with hundreds of industry partners to […]

UK announces campaign to inspire engineering jobs

The UK Government has announced a new campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers, including those needed to provide jobs within the energy sector. It has today pledged to work with hundreds of partners to offer a million “direct and inspiring” engineering experiences to young people throughout 2018, across the energy, technology, healthcare and […]

First radial steam turbine fixed outside Europe

A radial steam turbine has been successfully repaired in North America for the first time. Swiss engineering firm Sulzer has refurbished and rebuilt a Canadian pulp manufacturing plant’s 25MW Stal Laval radial steam turbine without having to ship it to Europe, where turbines of this type typically have to be sent for repair. Compared to […]

Celebrating women in engineering!

Women working in the engineering sector are in the spotlight across the world today. The International Women in Engineering Day (WES), now in its fourth year, focuses on the careers in engineering and technical roles for girls as well as celebrates the achievements of women engineers. According to WES, only 9% of the engineering workforce […]

Energy and environmental consultancy buys UK firm

Energised Environments has bought Bristol-based renewable energy consultancy IT Power Consulting Limited (ITPCL). The combined business now has 50 staff based in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and internationally. It will provide environmental and engineering services in the UK and overseas to the energy, transport, property and construction sectors as well as corporate blue chip clients. […]

Wales to build £19.5m engineering research centre

A new £19.5 million research centre for advanced engineering supporting industries including nuclear and renewable energy is to be built in Wales. The Advanced Engineering Materials Research Institute (AMERI) at TWI Technology Centre in Port Talbot has received £7.5 million of EU investment to kick-start the construction. It is expected to create 16 highly skilled […]

Immigration ‘significant factor’ in US engineering growth

Immigrants make a significant contribution to the US science and engineering sector. From 2003 to 2013 the number of immigrants who were scientists and engineers increased to 5.2 million. That’s an 18% increase, according to a report from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). That increase helped the total number of […]

‘Family influence needed to encourage women in energy’

Family influence is needed to encourage more women into the energy sector. That’s according to Averil Macdonald, Professor at the University of Southampton. At the recent Energy Live 2015 conference she told ELN influence is “less about the education, it’s more about the careers advice and particularly the families”. Ms Macdonald added: “Families are the influencer […]

First female engineering president calls for quotas to boost women in the sector

More engineering employers should introduce a range of measures including quotas to boost the number women in the sector. That’s what the first female President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Naomi Climer, is calling for to raise the number of female engineers. The proportion of female engineers in the UK has remained at less […]

Women encouraged to be engineers

Women in the UK are being encouraged to choose engineering as their career options. The ‘Women in Engineering’ campaign aims to give females the opportunity to discover more about the industry and the opportunities it offers to them. It also helps find ways to encourage more women to select engineering courses at university. Women from across the construction and […]