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Brexit readiness and Covid-19 information – government updates

Published: 20/11/2020

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published further guidance to clarify the recent additional Covid restrictions. Meanwhile, the Business Intelligence and Readiness Direct has published some further advice for businesses about the UK’s departure from the European Union. …

Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education restarts route reviews of technical education

Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education restarts route reviews of technical education

Published: 25/09/2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IfATE) has restarted its wide-ranging programme of route reviews. These reviews examine certain technical education programmes, such as apprenticeships and T Levels, to see where there are opportunities to improve them. …

Royal Academy of Engineering launches Fellowship Fit for the Future campaign

Royal Academy of Engineering launches Fellowship Fit for the Future campaign

Published: 14/09/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched a campaign to ensure its Fellowship reflects the full breadth and diversity of engineering excellence. Fit for the Future aims to ensure that, by the time RAEng celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2026, its Fellowship includes more outstanding candidates from a variety of currently under-represented groups. …

Post A-Level Support Hub - Women's Engineering Society

Post A-Level Support Hub - Women's Engineering Society

Published: 14/08/2020

If you've just received your A-Level results, you may find the Post A-Level Support Hub put together by the Women's Engineering Society (WES) helpful.  The Hub includes information about how grades have been worked out, your options now (with contact details for Ofqual and the Exam Results Helpline) and how to appeal.  …

Establishing professional standards for data science

Establishing professional standards for data science

Published: 11/08/2020

A collaboration has been announced to ensure data science has industry-wide professional standards. This work aims to establish an ethical professional framework for the field and ensure public confidence in how data is being used. The new collaboration will be led by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), along with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), the Royal Academy of Engineering.... …

Public transport: what engineering is needed to reduce infection risk?

Public transport: what engineering is needed to reduce infection risk?

Published: 11/08/2020

A paper published by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) sets out evidence about different strategies being used on public transport, in the UK and internationally, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. …

Young people and Covid-19: How the pandemic has affected careers experiences and aspirations

Young people and Covid-19: How the pandemic has affected careers experiences and aspirations

Published: 06/08/2020

EngineeringUK has published new research looking at young people's career choices and access to careers advice during Covid-19.  …

Thousands of students watch Big Bang Digital 2020

Thousands of students watch Big Bang Digital 2020

Published: 31/07/2020

Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19, the one-day digital event which took place in mid-July gave an inspirational and uplifting look at the essential role of science and engineering in a pandemic. …

BAME IT workers better qualified, but less likely to be in top jobs, says survey

BAME IT workers better qualified, but less likely to be in top jobs, says survey

Published: 13/07/2020

A new survey from The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) finds that BAME (Black and Minority Ethnic) IT professionals are less likely to be in positions of responsibility than those of white ethnicity - despite on the whole being better qualified. …

Innovation in a crisis: webinar series

Innovation in a crisis: webinar series

Published: 10/07/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched a new online Q&A series to explore the different ways that the engineering profession is contributing to the COVID-19 response. …

World’s first electric digger wins MacRobert Award for UK engineering innovation

World’s first electric digger wins MacRobert Award for UK engineering innovation

Published: 09/07/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced JCB’s electric digger (19C-1E) as the winner of the 2020 MacRobert Award …