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Engage - March 2021

Making It Work - Engineering Council event

Published: 22/03/2021

Experts help launch engineering standards & guidance on sustainability. Engineers have a crucial role to play in achieving global goals and building a more sustainable world. On 21 April, industry regulator the Engineering Council will be running an online event setting out the big picture of how professional standards and guidance can support practising engineers, at all career levels, towards this goal. …

Our 2020 Annual Review is out now

Our 2020 Annual Review is out now

Published: 30/03/2021

The Engineering Council's 2020 Annual Review provides a high-level snapshot of our activities and achievements over the past year. This document is designed for all Engineering Council stakeholders …

UK Cyber Security Council begins as independent body

UK Cyber Security Council begins as independent body

Published: 31/03/2021

The UK Cyber Security Council – the self-regulatory body for the cyber security education and skills sector – today announced that the Formation Project to create the Council has completed, allowing the Government-mandated Council to officially become an independent entity, fully and only accountable to its Trustees. …

Registrant becomes Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalist

Registrant becomes Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalist

Published: 04/03/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate registrant Neera Kukadia CEng MIMechE and the other five finalists on being recognised in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. These annual awards recognise the contributions of exceptional female engineers working in the UK. Neera Kukadia CEng MIMechE is a Project Engineer at Transport for London. She works in the Major Projects Directorate, where she is currently managing works on the Ele …

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 …

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 …

Students turn to technology with university choices, new UCAS data shows

Students turn to technology with university choices, new UCAS data shows

Published: 04/02/2021

New subject data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) shows a big shift towards technology-based degrees, including a 400% jump in acceptances to artificial intelligence (AI) courses. …

Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch updated Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0

Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch updated Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0

Published: 28/01/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Science Council are pleased to launch the Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0, new and updated for 2021. …

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. …