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

Added: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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...

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

Added: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year ago 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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...

Five top tips

Added: Over a year ago by 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 direct lead...

The best advice I can give

Added: Over a year ago by 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: Over a year ago by 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...

Why Women in property and construction programmes are needed

Added: Over a year 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...

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

Added: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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...

Fibre-optic bot could seek out and treat cancers

Added: Over a year 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...

Engineers rewarded for preventing damage to Navy helicopters

Added: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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...

Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group put to the test

Added: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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: Over a year 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...

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

Added: Over a year ago 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: Over a year ago by Defence Equipment and Support

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: Over a year ago

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...