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The Secret World of Big Cats

Added: Over a year ago by Leonardo

Did you know that Leonardo’s thermal camera technology was behind some of the stunning footage captured on the recent BBC series ‘Big Cats’ ?  

How to Succeed at our Graduate Assessment Centres

Added: Over a year ago by Cundall

Last week we invited 96 aspiring engineers to attend our UK assessment centres for our 2018 UK graduate intake. Having made it to this stage from a hotly contested applicant pool of nearly 2000,...

UWE Bristol and MoD launch engineering competition for schools

Added: Over a year ago by Ministry of Defence - Defence Equipment & Support

The University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol and the MoD’s Defence, Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation are sponsoring the Engineer Leaders Awards, a competition to encourage...

A day in the life - Zeeshan Ali

Added: Over a year ago by Lendlease

Our Day in the Life series finds out first-hand. This week, we caught up with: Zeeshan Ali, Assistant Engineering Manager at Chiswick Park Footbridge, London.

Meet the graduate behind our hugely successful Macmillan Coffee Morning

Added: Over a year ago by Nationwide Building Society

With Macmillan coffee morning done and dusted for this year, I’m now organising the Shelter Christmas Campaign, our other key fundraising day of the year.

My Industrial placement: from purple to green to blue

Added: Over a year ago by Nationwide Building Society

I believe people should apply to Nationwide as it’s a company that allows you to be yourself, encourages the differences between everyone and has a culture which strives to help you flourish...

UK takes Delivery of final F-35B Lightning of this year

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

The UK has taken delivery of its 14th F-35B Lightning II which flew into Beaufort, South Carolina, to take its place as part of the Lightning Fleet, set to operate from HMS Queen Elizabeth and...

Defence Secretary pays tribute to those behind the ultimate guarantee of our national security

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

The Defence Secretary has commended the men and women keeping the UK safe this Christmas, in a year that has seen the Royal Navy conduct their 350th nuclear deterrence submarine patrol.

HMS Queen Elizabeth gets ready for sea trials

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

A Merlin helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been training with HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth Naval Base as part of her Rotary Wing Trials.

A day in the life - Elizabeth Parkes

Added: Over a year ago by Lendlease

This week, we caught up with: Elizabeth Parkes, Assistant Design Manager at International Quarter London.

Go tell someone that STEM is fun

Added: Over a year ago by AWE

There are numerous studies and reports that highlight the gap in the supply of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) professionals and UK demand.

Gradcracker's Prize Draw winner takes flight with Leonardo

Added: Over a year ago by Leonardo

The winner of the Gradcracker national competition got to experience the thrill of flying a Leonardo helicopter when they took the controls in the company’s ultra-realistic flight simulator,...

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Added: Over a year ago by Ford

Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment.

Funding the infrastructure of the future

Added: Over a year ago by AECOM

Our cities are on the front lines of change. They are taking leadership roles in pioneering new ways to pay for and provision infrastructure that will help them prepare for the unprecedented urban...

A day in the life - Tom Hunt

Added: Over a year ago by Lendlease

Our Day in the Life series finds out first-hand. This week, we caught up with: Tom Hunt 

Roche Diagnostics announces ground breaking partnership discussions with Government to transform cancer testing in patients

Added: Over a year ago by Roche

Diagnosing conditions such as cancer could be transformed as a result of innovative partnerships between Roche Diagnostics, the Government, NHS and academia to create the digital tissue laboratory...

The Tale of a Graduate Engineer at Cundall - Farid Mouawad

Added: Over a year ago by Cundall

From day one here, everyone in the office made me feel like I was at home and I was ready to be part of this sustainable family.

Planning A Black Friday Load Test

Added: Over a year ago by Capacitas

We plan and execute load testing to help our clients prepare for Black Friday and other peak trading periods. A common mistake we have observed is where the incorrect test volumes are used, thus...

Getting The Most Value From Performance Testing

Added: Over a year ago by Capacitas

Capacitas believes that analysis of performance testing results should be carried out in conjunction with analytical performance modelling.

Royal Navy guard Her Majesty The Queen on special day

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

As HMS Queen Elizabeth is commissioned by Her Majesty the Queen at its home base of Portsmouth, the Royal Navy draws to a close their Royal Guard Duties at Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace,...

Her Majesty The Queen welcomes HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy fleet

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Her Majesty The Queen has today commissioned the UK's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy.

Cundall wins Consultancy of the Year Award at Education Estates 2017

Added: Over a year ago by Cundall

Cundall is proud to have won the Consultancy of the Year Award at the Education Estates Conference 2017 in Manchester. 

Bridging the skills gap

Added: Over a year ago by Kier Group

Recruitment and skills in Highways is always a hot topic and recently, there has been a noticeable increase in difficulty in attracting new talent.

Defending NATO in the Cybersphere

Added: Over a year ago by Leonardo

Senior VP of Security and Information Systems at Leonardo, Paul MacGregor, explains how Leonardo’s cyber security expertise is helping NATO defend its estate, using a combination of...

BRNC Cadets return from tests on Dartmoor

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Officer Cadets from Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) have been airlifted back to Dartmouth from an exercise on Dartmoor.

Royal Windsor welcomes the Royal Navy

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Sailors from the Royal Navy made history today as they marched through the ancient streets of the Royal Borough of Windsor.

Back to school: A partnership between industry and academia is essential for future UK growth

Added: Over a year ago by L3 TRL Technology

A graduate's transition from university to the defence sector.

DSEI 2017 Round Up

Added: Over a year ago by L3 TRL Technology

Another 2 years on, and another successful DSEI. This year, we were delighted to announce our new sector, Intelligence & Mission Systems.

Helping the University of Oxford to expand its biomedical research facilities

Added: Over a year ago by Mace Group

The construction of the Nuffield Department of Medicine and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology is enabling world class teams of scientists at the University of Oxford, to pursue state-of-the-art...

Mace helps to create a 'Big Life Fix' for BBC Children in Need

Added: Over a year ago by Mace Group

Mace and a number of its supply partners have played a key role in transforming a playground for a young boy who was born completely blind, to enable him to join in playtime with his friends at a...

Science and Technology Facilities Council appoints Mace to build two major new research facilities

Added: Over a year ago by Mace Group

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has appointed Mace as contractor to deliver two new world-leading science facilities at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire. 

Testing milestone for F-35 Jets

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

The A variant of the F-35 strike fighter has completed its rigorous airframe test – during which it ‘flew’ the equivalent of 24,000 hours.  

HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth for sea trials

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed from Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time since arriving at her home port in August.  

BRNC victorious in Inter-Collegiate games

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Officer Cadets at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) have narrowly beaten their counterparts from RAF Cranwell to become the winners of the Inter-Collegiate games.

Make way for Medway as second new patrol ship is named

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Meet the latest addition to the Naval family: HMS Medway, the second of five new patrol vessels for the fleet.

Relax, Breathe and Remember its ok to not know

Added: Over a year ago by CGG

Although an assessment centre or interview can be a nerve wracking prospect, one of the key skills to refine and remember is to breathe and stay calm!

What should go in my CV?

Added: Over a year ago by CGG

Some employers may request a very specific layout for your application, whereas others may be more open. At CGG, your academic experience is key to our Graduate roles. Make sure you include...

Meeting Employers and Careers Fairs: How to make it a success

Added: Over a year ago by CGG

The following four tips could change the way a recruiter sees you.

Beam me up

Added: Over a year ago by Lendlease

How can we make our sites safer? One idea looks to better protect operatives from entering no-people zones with the use of lasers.

Thermal Imaging Technology

Added: Over a year ago by Leonardo

For more than six decades in the UK, Leonardo has developed secure communications and surveillance systems including thermal imaging technology...

General Dynamics to Deliver Mission System for Brazilian Super Lynx 300

Added: Over a year ago by General Dynamics UK

The aircraft’s full glass cockpit will be integrated with General Dynamics Mission System–UK’s cutting-edge Tactical Processing System, alongside its Secure Data Recorder, which...

General Dynamics Delivers Command and Control Surveillance Solutions Onboard Export Variant of AW159 Helicopter

Added: Over a year ago by General Dynamics UK

The advanced Link 16 datalink system is one of the most advanced for a rotary platform, providing a full Command and Control surveillance solution.

General Dynamics UK awarded £330 million contract to develop next-generation battlefield network for British Army

Added: Over a year ago by General Dynamics UK

General Dynamics will implement a new architectural approach, known as Evolve to Open (EvO), which will evolve the Bowman tactical communication (BCIP 5.6) capability into an open, modular system.

General Dynamics UK wins Gold Award for supporting the Armed Forces

Added: Over a year ago by General Dynamics UK

General Dynamics UK received the accolade for a number of reasons including the policies and support it has in place for its Reservist employees as well as its active promotion, both internally and...

General Dynamics Land Systems–UK showcases EAGLE platform ahead of MRV-P programme trials

Added: Over a year ago by General Dynamics UK

EAGLE, fitted as an ambulance variant at DSEI 2017, provides a unique suspension and driveline, offering superior tactical mobility, reliability and the highest-protection in its class.

General Dynamics Land Systems–UK delivers two AJAX programme platforms for Government Acceptance Testing

Added: Over a year ago by General Dynamics UK

The army’s testing team undertook a range of training courses covering, amongst others, Driving and Maintenance, Vehicle Commanding and Operating the Self-Defence Weapon System.

Daniel Walmsley: My Experience on Site

Added: Over a year ago by SSE

I first joined SSE’s Generation Graduate Scheme a year ago after completing my MSc in Mechanical Engineering at Cardiff University with a year in industry at GE Aviation.

Officer cadets join HMS Albion for first taste of life at sea

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Officer Cadets from Britannia Royal Naval College have set sail for their first experience at sea, joining HMS Albion by Landing Craft.

Submariners dig deep to complete special challenge for Great South Run

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

A team of submariners from HMS Sultan recently set themselves an extra special engineering challenge to help raise funds for Service charities at the Simplyhealth Great South Run.

Tarmac’s velodrome expertise secures success at Middlesbrough track

Added: Over a year ago by Tarmac

Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction solutions provider, has put the finishing touches to a £1.6million, state-of-the-art velodrome built by Willmott Dixon at the Middlesbrough Sports...