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New central register and certification scheme for Building Safety Managers launched

Published: 27/07/2021

An independent industry led ‘not for profit’ organisation, the Building Safety Alliance, has been launched with the purpose of implementing the certification of competent individuals wishing to deliver the role of building safety manager (BSM) and a publicly accessible register of those certified by the scheme. …

Report calls for £40m urgent investment in careers provision

Report calls for £40m urgent investment in careers provision

Published: 08/06/2021

A new report calls on government to invest £40 million in improving access to careers provision for students in schools and colleges in England …

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Published: 28/05/2021

A new kind of vocational qualification is rolling out further across England from September 2021. T Levels are two year courses, for students aged 16-19, which have been developed in collaboration with businesses. T Levels follow on from GCSEs, are equivalent to three A Levels …

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Published: 25/05/2021

A new study, published by the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC), reveals that studying an Engineering degree gives individuals a greater boost to social mobility when compared to other subjects. The EPC’s Chief Executive, Johnny Rich, commented: "We have found clear evidence that Engineering makes a significant contribution to …

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Published: 13/05/2021

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) is looking for additional independent peer reviewers to provide an employer perspective by reviewing apprenticeship standards, assessment plans and technical qualification materials in a range of engineering professions. …

Nominate a newly Chartered female engineer for the Karen Burt Memorial Award

Nominate a newly Chartered female engineer for the Karen Burt Memorial Award

Published: 10/05/2021

Applications for the annual Karen Burt Memorial Award, presented by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), are now open. The winner will be awarded £1,000. …

Hawley Award seeks engineering innovation towards net zero

Hawley Award seeks engineering innovation towards net zero

Published: 07/05/2021

Applications are now open for the Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation. This £5,000 prize is awarded for engineering innovation that delivers a demonstrable benefit to the environment, contributing to achieving net zero carbon. The innovation submitted for the award must have reached either prototype or proof of concept stage, with an expectation of commercial development. …

QEPrize opens for nominations

QEPrize opens for nominations

Published: 06/05/2021

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize). This prestigious engineering award celebrates the critical role that engineering plays across society and honours the engineers who have changed the world through their work. Teams of up to five engineers from anywhere in the world, working in any engineering discipline, can be nominated. The winners will be awarded a cash prize of £500,000. …

Engineering support to India, Covid-19

Engineering support to India, Covid-19

Published: 04/05/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has watched the progress of the Covid-19 second wave in India with concern and has spoken with the UK High Commission in New Delhi who have provided some links through which engineers can provide support to India. The UK India Business Council has been asked by both governments to see if there are supplies or support that the business community in the UK can provide to alleviate the situation in India. …

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week reflects international climate conference

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week reflects international climate conference

Published: 29/04/2021

The main themes of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will be achieving net zero and how engineering can contribute to tackling climate change. The event will coincide with international climate change conference COP26 (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties), which the UK is hosting from 1-12 November 2021. …

CLAAS UK wins the IAgrE 2021 Team Achievement Award

CLAAS UK wins the IAgrE 2021 Team Achievement Award

Published: 28/04/2021

Trevor Tyrrell, Senior Vice President (Western Europe & Oceania) and CEO CLAAS UK, has been presented with the prestigious Institution of Agricultural Engineers' (IAgrE) 2021 Team Achievement Award. This award is presented in recognition of successful teamwork and demonstrates what can be achieved with collaboration. …