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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. …

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 …

Ingenious public engagement awards now open for applications

Ingenious public engagement awards now open for applications

Published: 09/07/2020

Ingenious, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s public engagement awards scheme, is now open for applications …

'STEM: The Hidden Workforce' survey published

'STEM: The Hidden Workforce' survey published

Published: 09/07/2020

A new survey by STEM Returners has found that two thirds feel the traditional recruitment process works against them. …

Engineers apply whole systems approach to sustainable living

Engineers apply whole systems approach to sustainable living

Published: 01/07/2020

A new report published by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) maps out a route to more sustainable housing and infrastructure which benefits both society and the environment. …