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Nominations for 2022 Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) prizes now open

Published: 23/09/2021

Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) prizes and medals recognise excellent engineering wherever it might be found. The celebration of engineering excellence is key to demonstrating the relevance of engineering to society today and inspiring the next generation of engineers. The Academy’s 'Strategy 2020 - 2025: engineering for a sustainable society and inclusive economy' recognises the importance of a diverse and inclusive engineering community in helping drive excellence in engineering innovati …

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. …

New CEOs coming to IMechE and EI

New CEOs coming to IMechE and EI

Published: 14/04/2021

The Energy Institute (EI) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) are both preparing to welcome new Chief Executives to their organisations. The EI has appointed Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI as its new Chief Executive Officer, while the IMechE has appointed Dr Alice Bunn. …

Royal Academy of Engineering pays tribute to its Senior Fellow, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Royal Academy of Engineering pays tribute to its Senior Fellow, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Published: 09/04/2021

The Trustee Board and Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering are deeply saddened to learn of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. …

UK Product Safety Framework – Call for Evidence

UK Product Safety Framework – Call for Evidence

Published: 25/03/2021

The UK government’s product safety body, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), has published a call for evidence on the UK Product Safety Framework. This will remain open until 3 June 2021. Information gathered from the call for evidence will feed into the creation of a Product Safety Framework. Much of the UK’s product safety regime has been underpinned by EU law, some dating back to 1987. One purpose of the review is to create a Framework that is simple, flexible and fit for the …

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award recognises talent

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award recognises talent

Published: 12/03/2021

Nominations are now open for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer (YWE) awards 2021. These high-profile awards recognise exceptional engineering talent from women working in the UK aged between 18 – 35 years old. Finalists and winners participate in high profile events, increasing their professional networks while showcasing a greater diversity of role models across the breadth of UK engineering. …

Talent Retention Scheme

Talent Retention Scheme

Published: 12/03/2021

Government, industry and institutions have joined forces to create the Talent Retention Scheme (TRS). Available across key sectors, the scheme is designed to support individuals and organisations in dealing with business restructuring or economic change. …

Coding Black Females join BCS

Coding Black Females join BCS

Published: 03/03/2021

Seventy-five members of Coding Black Females (CBF) have joined BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in a move to create more visible role models for women working in the industry. Black women make up less than 1% of the IT industry according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS); overall, 20% of the industry’s workforce is female. …

Build the future: National Apprenticeships Week

Build the future: National Apprenticeships Week

Published: 08/02/2021

February 8-14 is National Apprenticeships Week in England. This government initiative, now in its 14th year, celebrates apprenticeships and showcases the work being done by apprentices of all ages and stages of learning. Apprenticeships combine both on-the-job experience with academic study, allowing apprentices to earn a wage and work towards a degree simultaneously. National Apprenticeships Week is also an opportunity to highlight the many benefits apprenticeships offer both employers and indi …