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

Added: 3 days ago 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: 3 days ago 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...

We’re investing £20m in cutting-edge cryo microscopy

Added: 5 days ago by Wellcome Trust

We’ve awarded £20 million for cryo-electron microscopy equipment to support world-leading structural biologists across the UK. Cryo-EM is transforming areas of science essential for...

Atass Sports support the really big quiz

Added: 1 week ago 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: 1 week ago 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...

Safran ranked in Top 100 Global Innovators 2016

Added: 1 week ago by Safran

For the sixth year in a row, Safran has ranked in the top 100 most innovative companies in the world, according to the “Top 100 Global Innovators” 2016 released by Clarivate Analytics...

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

Added: 2 weeks ago 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: 2 weeks ago 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: 2 weeks ago 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: 2 weeks ago 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: 2 weeks ago

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: 2 weeks ago 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...

INFINITI Engineering Academy Welcomes Latest Winners

Added: 3 weeks ago by INFINITI Engineering Academy

  The seven winners of 2016’s INFINITI Engineering Academy began their placements recently at the INFINITI Technical Centre in Cranfield and at the Renault Sport Formula OneTM Team in...

UK government gives Leonardo Helicopters £8m to research drones

Added: 3 weeks ago 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...

What if your company opened a Knowledge Supermarket?

Added: 3 weeks ago by Kaizen

We are living in the Age of Knowledge We are living in the Age of Knowledge. We are increasingly producing more information and gaining access to more knowledge. Simultaneously, more activities...

7 ways to optimise warehouse spaces

Added: 3 weeks ago by Kaizen

Those working in logistics recognise that the existence of non-optimised warehouses and distribution centres is more frequent than would be desired. Existence of unnecessary product, ending the...

Fibre-optic bot could seek out and treat cancers

Added: 3 weeks ago

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...

Congratulations to the Faccenda award winners

Added: 3 weeks ago by Faccenda Foods

Congratulations to two Faccenda colleagues who won at the prestigious British Poultry Council Awards, which recognise the achievements of those within the poultry industry. Our Technical Director,...

Engineers rewarded for preventing damage to Navy helicopters

Added: 1 month ago 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: 1 month ago 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: 1 month ago 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: 1 month ago 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: 1 month ago 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: 1 month ago 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: 1 month ago 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...

Dare to Become Simran Arora

Added: 1 month ago by VMware

Name: Simran Arora Role: Graduate Systems Engineer VMware Office Location: Cork, Ireland Fill in the blank: Dare to become who you’ve always wanted to be. Journey to a Career in Technical...

Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group put to the test

Added: 1 month ago 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: 1 month ago 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: 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,...

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

Added: 1 month ago 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: 1 month ago

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...

Six Cundall projects worthy of judges’ visit for the BCO Regional Awards

Added: 1 month ago by Cundall

Cundall is delighted that six of its projects have been visited by judges for the British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards 2017. The six projects are: Google, 6 Pancras Square In the category of...

Cundall shortlisted for Northern Lights Awards 2017

Added: 1 month ago by Cundall

Cundall has been shortlisted for the UK Northern Powerhouse - Northern Lights Awards 2017 in the “Corporate Responsibility Award” category. This award recognises organisations who...

Siemens trials 3D printed turbine blades

Added: 1 month ago by Siemens

 Components were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute and temperatures beyond 1,250°C. Siemens has finished first full load engine tests for gas turbine blades produced using additive...

Warwick University researchers discover indestructible bridge potential

Added: 1 month ago

A new generation of indestructible bridges could be possible, according to researchers from the University of Warwick. Form-finding enables the design of rigid structures that follow a strong...

Manufacturing optimism reaches 20-month high

Added: 1 month ago by Fujitsu

Rising inflation remains a concern for manufacturing sector and wider UK economy. The political upheaval caused by Brexit and Trump has not dented UK business optimism as manufacturing confidence...

Why I became a teacher

Added: 1 month ago by Royal Society of Chemistry

Rosie Coates, an RSC teacher scholar, talks about how a career in science communication led her into teaching I first caught the bug for exciting young people about chemistry through outreach while...

PLAY. LEARN. WIN.

Added: 1 month ago by EY

Week 1 Challenge: Play now! Think you’re a cracker code breaker? Test your decoding skills and you could WIN 1 of 10 virtual reality headsets. Can you crack the code? Test your complex...

I chose teaching to share the excitement of physics – and challenge stereotypes

Added: 26th January 2017 by Institute of Physics

In this blog, Siobhan, an IOP Teacher Training Scholar, tells us why she chose teaching. I’ve always been fascinated by physics and our universe, and decided to train as a teacher as...

MoD funds £30m project to develop laser energy weapon

Added: 24th January 2017 by MOD, Defence Engineering & Science Group

The project will tackle drawbacks of the technology including the fact that laser energy degrades over distance and in certain atmospheric conditions. A consortium of major engineering...

3D printed membranes could reduce energy and cost of industrial separation processes

Added: 24th January 2017

The University of Bath have for the first time assessed the benefits of various 3D printing techniques to membrane fabrication which could have major impact for industry. Researchers at the...

Tenton Fire supports gold standard for skills development by joining The 5% Club!

Added: 18th January 2017 by Trenton Fire

The campaign, described by UK Government ministers as the 'gold standard' for businesses supporting skills development, was initiated by defence technology company QinetiQ with the aim of getting...

Why artificial intelligence could be a game-changer for the travel industry

Added: 12th January 2017 by Amadeus

Once upon a time planning a holiday meant that you had to actually leave your home and visit a travel agent. More daring travellers would rely on word of mouth recommendations or their ever trusty...

Supporting the Trading Desk from Montreal’s Technical Hub

Added: 5th January 2017 by Mthree Consulting

I joined the Alumni programme at Morgan Stanley, after graduating from McGill University in Montreal with majors in Finance and Accounting. As someone with a keen and applied interest in...

FIX Protocol Training Testimonial

Added: 5th January 2017 by Mthree Consulting

In order to fully support a financial application, an understanding of how the system works is essential and it also helps to know a little about the business industry. However, I have now learnt...

Leading engineer inspires female students at Bradford College

Added: 4th January 2017

One of the country’s leading women engineers hopes to inspire female students at Bradford College to follow her into a career in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Dr...

General Dynamics Land Systems–UK completes first AJAX programme manned live firing trial

Added: 20th December 2016 by General Dynamics UK

  General Dynamics Land Systems–UK has successfully completed initial manned live firing tests onboard an ARES vehicle, a member of the AJAX family of Armoured Fighting Vehicles, at a...

Friday night football star Rachel Riley hosts first Sky Betting & Gaming annual gala ball

Added: 16th December 2016 by Sky Betting & Gaming

A host of businesses from across Yorkshire gathered at the Royal Armouries on Wednesday night to attend the first ever Sky Betting & Gaming charity gala ball, celebrating the culmination of a...

Hacking good time for teenage cancer trust

Added: 16th December 2016 by Sky Betting & Gaming

Security-savvy Sky Betting & Gaming employees raised over £800 for Teenage Cancer Trust this week when they joined a company Hack Day designed around our new Bug Bounty Programme. Bug...

Introducing JustPeek

Added: 15th December 2016 by JUST EAT

An iOS framework that ports Force-Touch Peek/Pop-like interactions to devices that aren’t force-touch enabled At Just Eat, teams tend to build software with the community in mind. Over time,...