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Wellbeing: Building Inspiration

Added: 4 days ago by Atkins

The case for people-centred architecture is gaining momentum Soaring 60 storeys above Dubai, a new skyscraper is rewriting the rules of high-rise architecture. Instead of having a...

Game-changing women in engineering

Added: 4 days ago by Atkins

To celebrate the UK's National Women in Engineering Day, we speak to six Atkins' women around the world about the people that inspired their own careers, and how they helped turn impossible ideas...

Why diversity matters for the railway of the future

Added: 4 days ago by Atkins

At Atkins, we strongly believe that diversity is at the heart of achieving business success and shaping the future of transportation. We value the depth of ideas and breadth of experience...

Collaboration not competition key to UK’s post-Brexit future

Added: 4 days ago by Atkins

As much as we all as individuals and representatives of our businesses will have views on Brexit it’s vital that our sector has a clear voice. It’s estimated that an average...

Our 2015 Graduates Present…

Added: 1 week ago by Bouygues UK

Communications Manager Sara Champness describes the Graduate Presentation Day which took place earlier this year. On Wednesday 16 th June 2016, our 2015 graduate recruits gathered at...

#iamcaterpillar Lawrence - My story so far

Added: 1 week ago by Caterpillar UK Ltd

My Graduate Story so far…. I’m Lawrence and I graduated from Coventry University with a 1 st in Automotive Engineering I joined Caterpillar in 2013 on a placement engineering...

The anatomy of a building services engineer

Added: 1 week ago by Atkins

Look around you. Most likely wherever you are there are cooling and heating systems, security and alarm systems, lifts, fire alarms, lighting and ventilation. All of these are building services,...

Exercise Gundulf Drive 2016

Added: 2 weeks ago by The British Army

Recently, Reservists from 170 Engineer Group deployed to Cyprus for their Annual Training Period (ATP). A Reservists ATP gives them an excellent opportunity to work in an environment similar to...

Overshoot day – the world is in the red

Added: 2 weeks ago by Cundall

By Alan Fogarty As of 13 th August, humanity has used up all of the resources Earth is able to produce in one calendar year and has produced more waste than Earth can absorb in that time. This...

Unmanned trucks could deliver supplies to British and US troops in the frontline

Added: 2 weeks ago by MOD, Defence Engineering and Science Group

The project will run trials of unmanned technologies to test in the final stage of transport of supplies to troops The MoD is to call on industry and academia to put forward test...

BAE Systems begins making body armour that delivers power and data to soldiers

Added: 2 weeks ago by BAE Systems

It is estimated that the body armour is 40% lighter than alternative solution BAE Systems is beginning production of its “revolutionary” body armour that provides power and...

National Instruments launches latest software and test simulation tools

Added: 2 weeks ago by National Instruments

Annual software update simplifies programming of test equipment while new hardware aims to recreate more real world conditions in the laboratory Test and measurement equipment supplier...

University of Edinburgh develops hazardous chemical detection software

Added: 2 weeks ago

The system provides efficient, real-time analysis and identification of complex chemical mixtures using new techniques Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, working with the UK...

Research examines how to generate energy during earthquakes

Added: 2 weeks ago

Method could be used to create energy for cities such as San Francisco A method to harness energy from earthquakes could be put to use in cities such as San Francisco, according to...

Loughborough University research reveals most dangerous HGV designs

Added: 2 weeks ago

Study hopes findings will push forward a new HGV standard to prevent accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists HGVs with high cabs have the most blind spots and pose the greatest risk...

Empowering women leaders around the world

Added: 3 weeks ago by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

We have a long heritage of supporting women’s economic empowerment and leadership, through our external partnerships and within our own organisation. We recognise that women play a...

Employees and the environment, making a positive difference

Added: 3 weeks ago by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Supporting the environment is important to our business and our employees. One programme that is making a significant difference among our employees and in our local communities is the...

£183 million deal for new gun on Type 26 Global Combat Ship sustains 43 skilled UK jobs

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

The Ministry of Defence has signed a £183 million contract for a weapons system which will sit on board the Royal Navy’s new next generation Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The...

GSK to invest £275m in UK manufacturing sites

Added: 3 weeks ago by GlaxoSmithKline

The UK is an attractive location for investment in advanced manufacturing due to a number of factors, pharmaceutical company says. GSK is to invest £275 million at three of...

Arup to help develop "tallest timber tower in world"

Added: 4 weeks ago by Arup

Arup has been selected by the municipality of Amsterdam to develop HAUT, the highest wooden residential building in the world to date, counting 21 floors. Announcing the project win today, Arup...

Federal-Mogul Powertrain develops world first diesel piston cooling technology

Added: 1 month ago by Federal-Mogul

EnviroKool allows pistons to run safely at crown temperatures in excess of 100°C higher than today’s limits A world first in piston cooling technology for diesel engines has been...

BAE wins £2.1bn deal to support Typhoon jets

Added: 1 month ago by BAE Systems

10 year agreement seeks to reinvest £500 million into new capabilities for multi-role fighter aircraft BAE Systems has won a £2.1 billion deal to provide support and maintenance...

Rolls-Royce acquires remaining stake in ITP

Added: 1 month ago by Rolls-Royce

ITP has partnered with Rolls-Royce on all Trent programmes Rolls-Royce is to acquire the outstanding 53% shareholding in Industria de Turbo Propulsores from SENER Grupo de Ingeniería...

700X NAS takes delivery of mini unmanned aerial system

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

700X Naval Air Squadron have taken delivery of their first Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) mini unmanned aerial systems (UAS). With the proliferation of these systems in the commercial market and...

Missile success is the icing on the cake for Daring’s 10th birthday

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

With a flash of fire and a thunderous roar, HMS Daring lit her 10th birthday candle in spectacular style with the test firing of a Sea Viper missile. The Type 45 destroyer has become the first...

Culdrose Hawks welcome new jets to the UK

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

Hawk Jets from RNAS Culdrose based 736 Naval Air Squadron flew alongside two F-35 B Lightning II aircraft as they sneaked a peek at HMS Queen Elizabeth over Rosyth Dockyard in Scotland. The...

Culdrose Hawks spread their wings across Europe

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose’s very own fast jet unit is getting ready to support exercises and tasks across Europe in the coming weeks. 736 Naval Air Squadron are equipped with 14...

A new generation of physics teachers

Added: 1 month ago by Institute of Physics

Ahead of the final application deadline for the Institute of Physics Teacher Training Scholarship on 1 August 2016, our Project Coordinator, Layo, offers advice about how to prepare for the...

Sellafield graduates take pride in Cumbria

Added: 1 month ago by Sellafield Ltd

A group of Sellafield Ltd graduates have been out in force across West Cumbria simultaneously completing FOUR community projects for local charities. The group of over 70 graduates took the...

F35B Lightning II visits new homes for the first time

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

Friday 1st July 2016 marked an historic day for the UK as the future of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force combat air fleets, the F-35B Lightning II, flew over their prospective...

BAE bids for Challenger 2 life-extension work

Added: 1 month ago by BAE Systems

The £600m project aims to extend the battle tank’s life to 2035 BAE Systems is to lead a consortium with key players in the defence industry to bid for the life-extension...

Engineers invent ‘world’s first viable 3D black box’ for vehicles

Added: 1 month ago by Roke

Technology is able to create a 3D reconstruction of road traffic accidents A Hampshire-based electronics engineering consultancy claims to have made the ‘world’s first viable...

Humanitarian Engineering: Engineers Without Borders Challenge 2016

Added: 1 month ago by Cundall

The fifth annual Engineers Without Borders UK ‘EWB Challenge’ finals was held on Monday 20 th June 2016 which I attended at The Crystal, London - the world’s first building...

What’s gender got to do with it?

Added: 1 month ago by Cundall

The 23rd June, marks National Women in Engineering Day, a day which aims to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus on the amazing career opportunities available to females in...

TTP pump technology helping save lives

Added: 1 month ago by TTP - The Technology Partnership

The Technology Partnership plc (TTP) is pleased to announce that its novel silent pump technology, Disc Pump, will play a key role in Owlstone’s lung cancer screening system due to enter...

Spirax Sarco are proud to support National Women In Engineering Day!

Added: 1 month ago by Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco supports National Women in Engineering Day because we recognise that diversity of gender, age, culture, experience and expertise serve to enhance our ability to operate...

Inside Britain's secret weapons research facility

Added: 28th June 2016 by Dstl

As Porton Down marks its 100th anniversary, what really goes on inside Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base? Porton Down - also known as the Defence Science and...

Merlin magic for Air Day commando assault

Added: 24th June 2016 by Royal Navy

Six of RNAS Yeovilton’s newly-arrived ‘Junglie’ Merlin troop transport helicopters will take centre stage during the Commando Assault - Air Day’s scintillating flying...

Merlin steps up during Kiel Week

Added: 24th June 2016 by Royal Navy

A Merlin Mk 2 helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron – ‘The Flying Tigers’ – has spent a weekend on show to the German public at the annual Kiel Week, after a multinational...

What do Network & Infrastructure Engineers do?

Added: 22nd June 2016 by Dorset Software Services

Network & Infrastructure Engineering is a technically demanding role covering multiple disciplines. Engineers are responsible for building and maintaining the fabric on which all other IT...

Jaguar Land Rover opens Brazilian manufacturing plant

Added: 22nd June 2016 by Jaguar Land Rover

JLR's £240m manufacturing facility will be its first wholly-owned plant outside of the UK Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first wholly-owned manufacturing plant outside of the UK in...

Culdrose senior rating invents money saving widget

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The simple device – the chief petty officer dubs it the ‘Triggs Extraction Tool’ – is now being used around the globe by his fellow helicopter engineers, meaning Merlin...

New home for UKs F35B Lightning II strike fighters

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

A computer-generated image shows the future UK home for the F-35B strike fighters, which will fly from the nation’s new aircraft carriers. The Ministry of Defence announced contracts worth...

Royal Navy uses pilotless aircraft to navigate through ice

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship HMS Protector has launched tiny pilotless aircraft from her decks for the first time to assist with navigating through the Antarctic. A quadcopter and a...

Wildcat pride heralds new era for 815 NAS

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The first four of 12 new Wildcats has been delivered to 815 Naval Air Squadron as the Fleet Air Arm’s largest squadron begins the switch from Lynx after 35 years. Over the next 11 months...

Royal Navy named as top employer for women on times list

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy has been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016. The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership...

Unmanned Warrior marches on

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy has hosted more than 40 organisations responsible for the latest in unmanned maritime systems. The main planning conference for October’s Unmanned Warrior saw...

HMS Defender tackles drug traffickers off Oman

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender has seized over a tonne of hashish being trafficked across the Indian Ocean. HMS Defender, working on counter narcotics and counter terrorist operations...

Royal Navy squadron in new helicopter design breakthrough

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

A team from the Royal Navy’s ‘emergency service’ has saved the day – and potentially £20m – with a speedy fix for the Army. The Service Modifications team...

Scottish Naval Base Supports Grand Prix of the seas

Added: 16th June 2016 by Royal Navy

Scotland’s largest military establishment is pushing the boat out to support the Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea off Greenock on 18-19 June 2016. P2000 patrol boat HMS Archer, police and...

Costain strengthens decommissioning capability

Added: 9th June 2016 by Costain Group

Company appoints Eamonn McGennis as decommissioning lead based in Aberdeen Costain is strengthening its oil and gas decommissioning capability in response to the slump in oil prices, which...

Parsons Brinckerhoff and Network Rail partner for traffic management services

Added: 9th June 2016 by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Parsons Brinckerhoff will provide a range of strategic engineering and project management services to support the delivery of the European Rail Traffic Management Systems on the UK’s...

40 Years of making the vision viable

Added: 8th June 2016 by BuroHappold Engineering

Forty years ago, Sir Ted Happold had the vision to start “Buro Happold”, and since its formation in 1976 we’ve been on a great adventure and one we will continue for...

Activity returns to Portsmouth shipyard

Added: 3rd June 2016 by BAE Systems

The centre will be the primary base to refit the navy’s fleet of Hunt-class mine counter-measures vessels Activity is once again being seen at Portsmouth’s shipyard, with the...

Manchester university wins approval for £350m engineering campus

Added: 3rd June 2016

Site will become home to the university’s four engineering schools and two research institutes The University of Manchester has received planning permission to create a £350...

Airbus to start building supersized jumbo

Added: 3rd June 2016 by Airbus Group

The giant aircraft are used to transport plane components between Airbus production sites in Europe Airbus is to begin making five of its new airlifter giants known as the Beluga XL in...

WELL Standard

Added: 1st June 2016 by Cundall

By Amie Shuttleworth and Melanie Louie Where we live, in Hong Kong, China, with the growing middle class economy and urbanisation, comes increasing human and environmental impact. For...

Approaching lift standard changes – What you need to know

Added: 1st June 2016 by Cundall

By Graham Barker Almost 2 years ago, new European standards for the design, manufacture and testing of lifts were introduced. The standards apply to both passenger lifts and passenger goods...

8 Golden Video Interview Tips

Added: 1st June 2016 by FDM Group

Whether you are applying to FDM or any other graduate program, there is an extremely good chance that you will be asked to complete a video interview. What are those terrifying words I hear...

Why Extracurricular Activities are Important to Your Employability (And How to Show it Off to Employers)

Added: 1st June 2016 by FDM Group

Today’s employers are looking at more than just your degree. They are looking for how well rounded you are and they have identified that a lot of the skills you gain from university...

How to Stand Out at Assessment Days

Added: 1st June 2016 by FDM Group

Applying for a job in a Graduate Programme ? Here are some assessment day tips to help you stand out from the crowd! If you’re applying for a graduate scheme then you’ll...

National Women in Engineering Day 2016

Added: 1st June 2016

National Women in Engineering Day (#NWED2016) is now an International awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus on the amazing career opportunities available to...

Spotlight on UK’s leadership in robotics innovation

Added: 31st May 2016

The first ever UK Robotics Week is set to take place from 25 June to 1 July The first ever UK Robotics Week is set to take place from 25 June to 1 July, with the aim of highlighting...

World’s first dark matter detection system launched

Added: 31st May 2016

Physicists have created a system that will enhance the ability to hunt for dark matter Physicists from the University of Bristol have created a detection system that will enhance the Large...

Oil and gas firms could unlock billions with new technologies

Added: 27th May 2016

Report calls for industry partnerships to develop and trial new techniques The oil and gas businesses could unlock £1 billion worth of revenues by developing innovative technologies...

SAM announces new Media Software Solutions division as part of the company’s ongoing expansion and focus on software, datacenter, and cloud deployed solutions

Added: 26th May 2016 by Snell Advanced Media

Snell Advanced Media today announced the creation of a new division combining several of the company’s product lines into a business unit focused on the provision of software based...

Mott MacDonald appoints new nuclear generation director

Added: 25th May 2016 by Mott MacDonald

Richard Waite has spent 18 years working across the design, licensing, procurement, construction and commissioning of the UK nuclear fleet Engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald has appointed...

Graduate engineers to compete to build best locomotive at this year’s Railway Challenge

Added: 25th May 2016

Eight teams of budding engineers are gearing up to compete in this year’s Railway Challenge, taking place on 2 and 3 July at the Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton Mowbray,...

Cundall reaches final of the Enginuity Competition

Added: 24th May 2016 by Cundall

By Emily Hogg   For the first time ever, Cundall has made it into the finals of Enginuity , an internationally acclaimed competition designed to test management and leadership skills...

Tackling the skills shortage

Added: 19th May 2016 by Carillion

By David Picton, Chief Sustainability Officer, Carillion Construction is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK, accounting for 11 per cent of the entire UK workforce and...

Hire for attitude, train for skills

Added: 19th May 2016

By David Picton, Chief Sustainability Officer, Carillion Inevitably, there are as many Pathways to Employability as there are careers to choose from – tracks and bridleways in the...

Engineering is a great career option for women

Added: 19th May 2016 by Carillion

By Joan Murray, Director, Schal, Carillion When it comes to the survival of the UK within the global market economy, I agree wholeheartedly with James Dyson, who once said “engineers...

Carillion staff swap a day in the office for hospice garden clean-up

Added: 19th May 2016 by Carillion

Carillion staff based in Oxford swapped their laptops for gardening gloves as they helped spruce up the grounds at local hospice, Sobell House. As part of its commitment to local...

Queen's Speech 2016 introduces new legislation for autonomous cars

Added: 19th May 2016

The legislation will enable driverless cars, already trialled in the UK, to be insured under ordinary policies The  government has pledged to be at the forefront of technology for...

Jaguar Land Rover furthers virtual engineering goals

Added: 19th May 2016 by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover aims to shift from physical to virtual engineering in its design process Jaguar Land Rover has announced its goal of reaching full vehicle verification exclusively...

Presence in virtual reality and how PowerVR GPUs can help

Added: 19th May 2016 by Imagination Technologies

When it was introduced at Google I/O 2014, the Cardboard headset was a great way to deliver a bite sized VR experience on iOS or Android mobile phones. At this year’s I/O conference,...

Loughborough University develops wireless technology for athletes

Added: 16th May 2016

Loughborough's wireless technology is capable of measuring impacts to the body of both athletes and vulnerable patients Loughborough University engineers are to develop unique wireless...

Jacobs - Open Evening

Added: 12th May 2016 by Jacobs

Jacobs is currently expanding its business within growing markets in Ireland. We have exciting projects ongoing within the Water & Wastewater, Highways, Transport Planning, Sustainable...

Unmanned Warrior marches on

Added: 11th May 2016 by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy has hosted more than 40 organisations responsible for the latest in unmanned maritime systems. The main planning conference for October’s Unmanned Warrior saw...

IBM allow free access to quantum processor online

Added: 6th May 2016 by IBM

IBM has made a functioning quantum processor available to the public over the internet. Quantum computing is widely seen as an evolution of computer technology, which may allow for much...