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First accelerated engineers pass out at HMS Raleigh

Added: 19th February 2018 by Royal Navy

The first 'accelerated' weapon and air engineers for the front-line Navy have been converted from civilians into sailors.  

Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded £1.4bn Los Angeles airport contract

Added: 19th February 2018 by Balfour Beatty

A consortium including FTSE 250 construction firm Balfour Beatty has been awarded a $1.95bn (£1.4bn) contract to build a train network at Los Angeles International Airport.

Tata 'to invest £75m in Port Talbot blast furnace repair'

Added: Over a year ago by Tata Steel

Tata Steel will invest £75m to repair a blast furnace at Port Talbot steelworks, industry sources have claimed.

Advanced facility planned for training next generation of aircraft maintenance engineers

Added: Over a year ago by AMRC

A pioneering training centre for the next generation of highly skilled aircraft maintenance engineers at Doncaster Sheffield Airport could see apprentices and their trainers digitally connected to...

Rail industry plans 7,000 new carriages by 2021

Added: Over a year ago

?There will be a glut of new train carriages coming to Britain’s railways by 2021, according to figures released by the Rail Delivery Group.

New £7.5m nuclear college offers fusion of work and education near Sellafield

Added: Over a year ago by Sellafield Ltd

A new £7.5m college will use cutting-edge technology including virtual reality and robotics to train the next generation of nuclear workers.

Top engineering students come together for innovative Siemens challenge

Added: Over a year ago by Siemens

Last weekend, over 70 students travelled to the University of Sheffield to take part in the 48 hour Sir William Siemens Challenge: MindSphere Live, the UK student engineering event of the year!

Teaching is a job where I can keep learning, use my degree, and make an impact

Added: Over a year ago by Institute of Physics

I graduated from a Physics with Astrophysics degree at The University of Manchester two years ago. Since then I completed a year-long internship before co-founding a design and education start-up...

BRE launches smart homes centre

Added: Over a year ago by BRE Group

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is launching the Centre for Smart Homes & Buildings (CSHB) to aid the UK housebuilding industry and promote the installation of smart technology in homes.

Setting my 'sites' on a thriving career in construction

Added: Over a year ago by Kier Group

People are always surprised when I tell them that I’m a construction site manager. ‘That’s not a job for a woman, surely?’ is usually the response I get.

First Naval Air Squadron embarks in the Royal Navy’s new Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

A Naval Air Squadron has today embarked in the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time - marking another first in the regeneration of the Royal Navy's carrier strike capability.

HMS Ocean sea time for Oxford URNU Officer Cadets

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

On 17 Jan 18 Midshipman Emily O'Donovan, Officer Cadets (OCdt) Emily Herbert and Luke Harris went to sea in HMS Ocean for a week to observe the aviation training that took place as well as to spend...

Royal Navy supports young engineers in the fast lane

Added: Over a year ago by Royal Navy

The Royal Navy is supporting young would-be engineers from Newton Abbot taking part in a national competition racing model cars they have created.  

Advice to New Graduates on Choosing the Right Path

Added: Over a year ago by Schneider Electric

As new graduates, you should be looking at all companies and roles equally and choosing the one which is most in line with your personality.

3 Strategic Reasons for Millennials to Work at Schneider Electric

Added: Over a year ago by Schneider Electric

“What motivates you to work for this company?” As a millennial who has worked at Schneider Electric for 6 years, I’ll summarise my observations with 3 strategic reasons.

Driven by innovation - the UK national ANPR service

Added: Over a year ago by Leonardo

Learn how Leonardo technology is helping transform UK policing through its key role delivering the Home Office’s ambitious National ANPR Service.

Engineering the car of tomorrow

Added: Over a year ago by Shell

A unique collaboration between Shell, Gordon Murray Design and Geo Technology is setting out to answer the question: what does the car of tomorrow look like?  

2018 Olympics with Technical Ceramics from CeramTec

Added: Over a year ago by CeramTec

When ski jumping starts at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 10, 2018, CeramTec will be right there: The company has equipped the ski jumping hills for the XXIII Winter...

Siemens is a Top Graduate Employer

Added: Over a year ago by Siemens

Siemens has been named as one of the UK's leading graduate recruiters and is one of the top climbers at number 56 in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2017/18.

Why Agile is here to stay

Added: Over a year ago by Sky

The speed of change at Sky can be relentless, but we’re always positive and challenged.

A Powerful Sky Europe

Added: Over a year ago by Sky

As a larger, European business, we now serve more than 21 million customers across five countries, which is huge.

Combining a love of learning with a passion for doing - Rebecca McGinty, Research Engineer

Added: Over a year ago by Spirax-Sarco Engineering

Inspired by projects such as this and the skills I gained during the graduate programme, I’m now working to become a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Stantec becomes major infrastructure player in the UK following integration of MWH

Added: Over a year ago by Stantec

Stantec, the leading global infrastructure design and delivery company, is announcing the integration of MWH UK and MWH Treatment into the business. 

The future is electric, the future is steel

Added: Over a year ago by Tata Steel

Over the next 30 years we believe the value of steel required for car production will increase as manufacturers shift towards using cutting-edge steels. As a manufacturer of premium quality steel...

Tata Steel recruits new talent for future steelmaking in the UK

Added: Over a year ago by Tata Steel

Tata Steel has welcomed its latest crop of apprentices and graduates to help it build a robust and sustainable business in the UK.

The Magic of Big Data

Added: Over a year ago by Kubrick Group

When you think of Walt Disney and Disney World, Big Data does not exactly spring to mind. What you possibly would think of is magic, fun and imagination.

Voice Will be Everywhere

Added: Over a year ago by Kubrick Group

Voice activated personal assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home are experiencing metoric rise in popularity, use and technical progress.

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...

Spirit Energy launched

Added: Over a year ago by Spirit Energy

Spirit Energy, the E&P joint venture which combines Centrica plc’s E&P business with Bayerngas Norge AS, has begun trading as an independent oil and gas operator. Completion of the...

Spirit Energy to extend life of north sea oil field

Added: Over a year ago by Spirit Energy

Spirit will drill a new production well at Chestnut which aims to more than treble production and extend the life of the field which otherwise would have been shut in later this year.

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.