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Lighthouse Systems wins "International Business of the Year" award

Added: 1 week ago by Lighthouse Systems

Lighthouse Systems won this year's “Business of the Year” in the International category at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 2017. The Judges said:  “The Company is a...

Summer comes early for the Alumni team in London

Added: 1 week ago by MThree Consulting

It was a beautiful evening for our London-based Alumni Associates to enjoy views of St Paul’s Cathedral from Madison Restaurant London. With our MThree Alumni consultant population growing...

Alumni Associate Vasilios Kalogirou recognised for outstanding work

Added: 1 week ago by MThree Consulting

During his Masters Degree in Geographic Information Science at University College London, Vasilios Kalogirou completed his dissertation which has broken new ground in combining the functionality...

It's been a busy 4 weeks

Added: 1 week ago by MThree Consulting

After 120 hours of training, individual assignments, team projects and group presentations it has been a busy 4 weeks for our latest group of Alumni Associates! This group of young talent have...

How's your general knowledge?

Added: 1 week ago by MThree Consulting

What better way to bring everyone together than a bit of friendly competition? For April’s monthly Alumni event, the team hosted a charity pub quiz which took an unexpected turn to Karaoke!...

Trapeze School in New York

Added: 1 week ago by MThree Consulting

Ever wondered what it would feel like to fly above the New York skyline? Well some of our Alumni Associates got a taste of it at the New York Trapeze School in lower Manhattan. Set in the beautiful...

Manufacturing skills for the future

Added: 2 weeks ago

In recent years there has been a sea-change in how the UK public and government regard British manufacturing, says Professor Rajkumar Roy, in this guest blog. From not believing manufacturing...

WSP’s new branding: Who we are and where we are going

Added: 2 weeks ago by WSP

The recent and rapid evolution here at WSP made it important to step back and examine the brand that binds us together.   Questioning the status quo is something that comes naturally to all...

HMS Daring trains with Romanian allies as Black Sea visit continues

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring today sailed from Romania to continue her operational deployment in the Black Sea. Fresh from security operations in the Gulf, the Portsmouth-based warship visited...

Monmouth in two-week-long workout with the US and French

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

Terrorist take-down… Royal Marines from HMS Monmouth ‘capture’ a suspect during the first major workout for the frigate east of Suez. The Black Duke has been Britain’s...

Fourth new Astute-class submarine Audacious launched at Barrow-in-Furness

Added: 3 weeks ago by Royal Navy

Audacious, the fourth of seven Astute-class attack submarines being built for the Royal Navy was launched today at Barrow-in-Furness. The 97-metre long, 7,400 tonne nuclear-powered submarine...

Global demand set to fuel growth of UK aerospace industry

Added: 3 weeks ago

The UK’s aerospace industry will continue to grow as a result of the increasing demand globally for high-quality aerospace products, according to a report from Santander and...

National Grid: Wind operators will be paid to switch off this summer

Added: 3 weeks ago by National Grid

Wind farm operators will be paid to stop producing power to prevent too much energy entering the ageing electricity network this summer, says the National Grid. The UK has seen a huge growth in...

Building skills and giving back

Added: 1 month ago by Cundall

Cundall has partnered with Esh to help deliver their “Building My Skills” programme a year-long employability skills programme that provides students with a rounded introduction to the...

Hat trick of project wins for Bouygues UK

Added: 1 month ago by Bouygues UK

Bouygues UK, one of the country’s leading construction companies, has won three new projects in Birmingham through the Constructing West Midlands framework. Bouygues UK has been appointed by...

Back to base for 820 Naval Air Squadron

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

820 Naval Air Squadron has returned home to RNAS Culdrose following a six-month deployment on HMS Ocean, which took them through Europe and on to the Middle East. During her time away, HMS Ocean...

First of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's new Tide Class ships enters UK for the first time

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

The first of the Royal Navy's new support ships, RFA Tidespring, has arrived in the UK ready for the next stage of work which will bring her into service. The 39,000-tonne tanker will join the...

HMS Westminster makes Capital return to the Frontline

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

HMS Westminster is once again powering through the sea after completing one of the longest, most comprehensive and complex revamps in the frigate’s 24-year life. More than 800 engineers,...

Royal Parade at BRNC

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Navy

His Royal Highness The Duke of York has taken the salute at Britannia Royal Naval College today as 155 Officer Cadets celebrated the successful completion of their training. In front of around 800...

telent announce changes to their Rail business to meet industry demands

Added: 1 month ago by telent

Following the appointment of Steve Dalton as Managing Director of telent’s Rail business in Autumn 2016, telent have announced further changes to the structure of their rail business. Kevin...

Why teach? Hear from physics teachers about what they enjoy most

Added: 1 month ago by Institute of Physics

Why teach? Physics teachers use their degree every day, they are able to inspire the next generation, and there are excellent career development opportunities. What’s more, there are options...

Rolls-Royce collaborates with Singapore and Finland on smart ship technology

Added: 1 month ago by Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce have formed a strategic partnership to develop smart ship technologies with marine experts in Singapore and Finland. The company’s agreement with the Technology Centre for...

Royal Navy plays key role in £40m Arabian Sea heroin bust

Added: 28th March 2017 by Royal Navy

Around £40m of drugs will never reach the pockets of terrorist groups after being seized in a 24-hour UK/US naval operation in the Gulf. Royal Navy support ship RFA Fort Victoria located a...

Jaguar Land Rover begins construction on £200m design and engineering centre

Added: 23rd March 2017 by Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has begun construction work on a £200 million redevelopment of its design and engineering centre at Gaydon, in Warwickshire. The expansion represents the first major...

Ashley Dunsmore: How women fare in male-dominated jobs

Added: 23rd March 2017 by Kier Group

I had absolutely no clue what a quantity surveyor was or did when I was at school – it’s fair to say that I wasn’t encouraged to consider a career in construction. At the annual...

Five top tips

Added: 20th March 2017 by Get Into Teaching

Applying for teacher training? Here are my top tips for success. Providers of Initial Teacher Education?—?such as the SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) I represent, school...

The best advice I can give

Added: 20th March 2017 by Get Into Teaching

Top tips for making your teacher training application by James Tomlinson About me:  I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I was in year eight when I decided to be a Geography Teacher...

Applying for teacher training

Added: 20th March 2017 by Get Into Teaching

Top tips from All Saints Teaching School Alliance Completing your teacher training application Before making an application to any provider ensure that you visit their Open Days, go along to Train...

Atass Sports support the really big quiz

Added: 16th March 2017 by ATASS Sports

Oxygen House were delighted to support Exeter’s 13th annual Really Big Quiz with five teams being entered from companies across the building. This was once again an outstanding evening...

Why Women in property and construction programmes are needed

Added: 16th March 2017 by Cundall

I was delighted to receive an email from the Property Council on International Women’s Day announcing my successful nomination to be part of the 100 Women in Property programme for 2017. I...

The Forth is with us - the first of five new patrol ships is named on the Clyde

Added: 10th March 2017 by Royal Navy

The first of five new patrol ships for the RN, HMS Forth, was today officially named - the modern equivalent to a traditional slipway launch - on a fine late winter's morning on the Clyde. Forth...

Meet the ship's company of HMS Ocean

Added: 10th March 2017 by Royal Navy

Standing in front of 415 of his ship's company - sailors, Royal Marines, Fleet Air Arm - Commanding Officer Capt Rob Pedre poses for a unique memento of HMS Ocean's deployment. With the business...

F-35s dominate war games exercise

Added: 10th March 2017 by Royal Navy

The new Lightning II strike fighter jet ran rings around the F-16 in the United States Air Force’s premier air combat exercise. After eight days at ‘war’ the F-35A conventional...

Engineering You're Hired!

Added: 9th March 2017 by Cundall

Before Christmas I received an email asking University of Sheffield alumni to get involved in ‘Engineering You’re Hired’ – a week long project run across all disciplines...

UK manufacturers start 2017 stronger than expected

Added: 7th March 2017

British manufacturers are growing at the fastest pace in more than three years, helped by the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote and a recovery in core markets, according to...

IBM to build first commercial quantum computers

Added: 7th March 2017 by IBM

IBM has announced that it will start building the first ever commercially available universal quantum computers, called the IBM Q.?Quantum computers are supposed to be massively more powerful than...

UK government gives Leonardo Helicopters £8m to research drones

Added: 3rd March 2017 by Leonardo Helicopters

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a Somerset-based company Leonardo Helicopters £8m to develop unmanned helicopter drones. The aim is to use the technology to support military...

Fibre-optic bot could seek out and treat cancers

Added: 1st March 2017

Researchers at Imperial College London’s Hamlyn Centre are working on a fibre-optic robot the width of a human hair that could track down cancers and accurately deliver drugs. A magnified...

Engineers rewarded for preventing damage to Navy helicopters

Added: 23rd February 2017 by Royal Navy

Boffins whose advice helped save the Navy a multi-million pound helicopter repair bill following the Ebola relief mission in Sierra Leone have been rewarded. The team of specialist engineers,...

Merlin squadron's Gulf deployment prepares for HMS Queen Elizabeth's first flight operations

Added: 22nd February 2017 by Royal Navy

From one flagship to another, a Merlin Mk2 from 820 NAS lands on HMS Ocean in the Gulf. Next year the squadron – known as the Flying Fish – will fly the first aircraft to land onboard...

Whitehall invests £30m in laser weapon to protect ships from attack by air and sea

Added: 22nd February 2017 by Royal Navy

Whitehall is spending £30m turning science fiction into fact and test laser weapons on Royal Navy warships Industry has been given two years to design, build and then test a laser directed...

Navy's eyes in the sky look to the future on board HMS Ocean

Added: 21st February 2017 by Royal Navy

Learning how they might help defend the Royal Navy’s flagship of tomorrow are the Navy’s ‘eyes in the sky’ aboard its flagship of today. After years over the sands of...

The Navy’s 3D eyes

Added: 21st February 2017 by Royal Navy

The Navy’s ‘3D eyes’ have completed three years of trials and assessment and are fully ready to look out for threats to the Fleet by sea and air. First installed on HMS Iron Duke...

New helicopter surveillance system to protect Royal Navy aircraft carriers announced

Added: 20th February 2017 by Royal Navy

Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin has today announced a £269 million deal for a new cutting-edge helicopter-borne surveillance system designed to protect Royal Navy ships,...

Engineering Officers give a day of their time to support RSPCA

Added: 20th February 2017 by Royal Navy

A group of trainee engineering officers from HMS Sultan gave a day of their time recently to help make a difference at the Stubbington Ark RSPCA Animal Shelter. Working alongside staff at the...

Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group put to the test

Added: 17th February 2017 by Royal Navy

Royal Navy warships have been learning how to work as part of a battlegroup with the nation’s new aircraft carriers. The Commander UK Carrier Strike Group (COMUKCSG) battle staff has been...

HMS St Albans escorts Russian warships through Channel

Added: 17th February 2017 by Royal Navy

Royal Navy warship HMS St Albans is escorting the Russian Admiral Kuznetsov carrier task group back through the Channel today. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate is keeping watch on the Russian...

Upgraded HMS Westminster returns to sea after major refit

Added: 16th February 2017 by Royal Navy

HMS Westminster is once again powering through the sea after completing one of the longest, most comprehensive and complex revamps in the frigate’s 24-year life. More than 800 engineers,...

Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon rescues 14 stricken sailors from damaged British racing yacht

Added: 16th February 2017 by Royal Navy

The crew of Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon have rescued 14 sailors in treacherous weather conditions today after a racing yacht suffered damage in the Atlantic ocean. HMS Dragon was diverted 500...

UK universities collaborate with Chinese engineering institutions

Added: 13th February 2017

A consortium of UK Russell Group Universities will collaborate with the E9 Chinese Excellence League to improve the quality of engineering research and teaching in China. A group of UK Russell...