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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...

Tarmac sets sights on the future with ongoing graduate recruitment programme

Added: Over a year ago by Tarmac

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, is offering a number of one year placement opportunities for undergraduates for the first time in...

Lifeline of the Modern World

Added: Over a year ago by ABB

Power supply is the Achilles heel of highly industrialized societies. Almost all areas of the living and working world depend on electrically operated devices, control systems to an ever growing...

ABB keeps the lights on

Added: Over a year ago by ABB

Have you ever experienced an electrical fault? Perhaps you have been in darkness during a storm or in an elevator that shudders to a stop.

The Internet of Things is becoming ‘boring’ – and that’s a good thing

Added: Over a year ago by ABB

I was part of the web revolution, and I remember customers asking, “What’s the web? Why do I need it?”

Without cyber security the “Internet of Everything” is nothing

Added: Over a year ago by ABB

Safety and reliability are key components of any electrical project. Electricity can be dangerous if improperly handled or in case of a system failure.

Who are the guardians of the robots?

Added: Over a year ago by ABB

The volume and ingenuity of today's cyber threats requires a 'defense-in-depth' approach to secure the control and network systems that operate the robots.

Five reasons you should consider a career in teaching physics

Added: Over a year ago by Institute of Physics

Hear, in teachers’ own words, five reasons you should think about applying for physics teacher training this year…

Sometimes, it's hard to be an engineer

Added: Over a year ago by Cundall

When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court? When there are nine. There’s been nine men, like forever, and nobody’s ever raised their eyebrows at that.

Build better, more affordably, and sustainably

Added: Over a year ago by Cundall

Guest blogger, Lydia Dutton, is Co-Founder of tech start up LOOP – a circular economy platform for the built environment. Prior to LOOP, Lydia led sustainability at Argent – with...

A Networks Graduate: From desk to hard hat

Added: Over a year ago by SSE

The rotational nature of the graduate scheme not only gives you a brilliant foundation on which to build your career within the company but also lends itself towards graduate engineers looking to...

IT Graduates: How to stand out from the crowd

Added: Over a year ago by SSE

Great companies like SSE are always going to need excellent expertise in IT, and not all companies can offer a range of experience right across the breadth of IT functions.

Our graduate conference was a great success

Added: Over a year ago by Lendlease

Held over an intense and dynamic two days, the opportunities were endless for attendees to learn, develop new skills, network and increase their understanding of Lendlease and the way we...

Graduate Engineers: How to stand out from the crowd

Added: Over a year ago by SSE

I work in the central engineering team in the Generation business. I’m Head of Engineering for Electrical, Control and Performance. I’ve been with SSE for ten years now, 28 years in the...

Britecloud simulation and trials

Added: Over a year ago by Leonardo

Since the unveiling of BriteCloud in late 2013, the Expendable Active Decoy (EAD) has continually undergone a range of trials with Leonardo electronic warfare technologists working alongside UK and...

Helicopters for Naval Missions

Added: Over a year ago by Leonardo

For hundreds of years, but more recently with the development of the global economy, the sea has been a major strategic channel for the transport of raw materials, goods and the exploitation of...

Costain awarded FEED study contract for Tolmount gas onshore plant at Dimlington

Added: Over a year ago by Costain

Costain will conduct a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for onshore plant to receive gas from a new sub-sea pipeline in Dimlington, on the East Yorkshire coast.

Castle to castle challenge 2017 for Ty Hafan Hospice

Added: Over a year ago by Costain

A team of cyclists from four Costain projects in South Wales set off on a 400mile cycle challenge to Edinburgh, to raise funds towards the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice Memorial Gardens project...

New platform and tracks at London Bridge station

Added: Over a year ago by Costain

The London Bridge Station redevelopment project’s late August activity programme means the programme is on track for total completion by early 2018.

SSE: Making Inclusion and Diversity a Priority

Added: Over a year ago by SSE

Our focus across SSE is on developing an organisation where everyone feels included, regardless of their gender, race, religion or any other factor.

James Williamson - The Life and Times of a Graduate in SSE

Added: Over a year ago by SSE

In September last year I began on the SSE Engineering Graduate Scheme having completed my MEng in Mechanical Engineering at Robert Gordon University.

Grace Simms - Experiences of a New Graduate Engineer at SSE

Added: Over a year ago by SSE

At the start of September, I joined SSE on the Graduate Engineering Scheme, along with nine others.

SSE IT graduate Rachel tells us why the industry isn't just for boys

Added: Over a year ago by SSE

Rachel Powell, currently on the IT graduate at SSE, says the reality of a career in the sector is a million miles away from the male-dominated reputation it has...

My first week as an NQT

Added: Over a year ago by Teaching

Heading into school on Monday was both exciting and incredibly daunting.

Letter from the First Sea Lord to the Daily Telegraph

Added: Over a year ago

Open letter from Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, to the Daily Telegraph regarding their recent article entitled 'Weakened Navy' (15th September 2017).

Oxford URNU Summer deployment

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Oxford URNU’s Summer Deployment began by meeting HMS Smiter in Hamburg, from where the ship sailed in company with HMS Ranger, HMS Exploit and HMS Archer to Wilhelmshaven, Germany’s...

Royal Navy leads charge in humanitarian response

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

British sailors and soldiers dealing with the aftermath of Caribbean hurricanes have a wealth of training and decades of experience to draw upon.

1SL Speech for Defence and Security Equipment International Naval Technology Zone

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, spoke at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Naval Technology Zone on 12 September 2017.

Jaguar Land Rover going electric from 2020

Added: Over a year ago by Jaguar Land Rover

From 2020, every new car built by Jaguar Land Rover will be at least partly electrified, the company has announced.

Defence Minister announces successful first firings of Sea Ceptor missiles

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

The first firings of the new Sea Ceptor air defence system have been successfully conducted in a major milestone for the Royal Navy, Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced today.

Royal Navy unveils radical future submarine concepts

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy has unveiled a series of futuristic submarine concepts which mimic real marine lifeforms and radically change the way underwater warfare could look in 50 years.

HMS Queen Elizabeth makes debut in Portsmouth with first entry to her home port

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Britain's future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time today.

Aircrew work with foreign fast jets to maintain war fighting skills

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy Sea King Force based at RNAS Culdrose has been working closely with the fast jets of our foreign friends to ensure that Aircrew are at the top of their war fighting game in between...

HMS Astute ready for operations

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Royal Navy hunter-killer submarine HMS Astute has returned to the Fleet after completing a major capability upgrade and sea training period.

HMS Westminster joins forces with the Met police to deal with disaster

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

Sailors from HMS Westminster summon all their strength to move a smashed-up Daewoo Matiz out of the way in the aftermath of disaster striking the capital - answering the question: what could a...

Innovative collaborative robot sets new benchmark

Added: Over a year ago by HMK

The UK's first COBOT with integrated vision as standard.

Girl gifted 'bionic' hand from Huddersfield 3D printing club

Added: Over a year ago

A 10-year-old girl has been given a "bionic" prosthetic hand after a West Yorkshire university club offered to create one for free.

'Social Value' key to delivering UK's infrastructure and housing needs

Added: Over a year ago by Mace Group

Mace, one of the UK’s leading construction companies, has called for ‘social value’ measures and targets to be formally embedded in all major construction and infrastructure...