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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 …

Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards open for nominations

Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards open for nominations

Published: 07/02/2021

Nominations are now open for the Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards (WE50), run by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). This annual event invites nominations from the general public, before an expert panel selects …

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. …

LED Lighting Development Wins 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)

LED Lighting Development Wins 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)

Published: 02/02/2021

Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, M. George Craford and Russell Dupuis awarded the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade. …

Nominations open for awards and medals from the Royal Academy of Engineering

Nominations open for awards and medals from the Royal Academy of Engineering

Published: 28/01/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering is currently accepting nominations for a number of its prestigious awards and medals. RAEng celebrates excellence in engineering and these awards aim to recognise the very best of engineering talent, as well as the positive impact engineering has on the world. …

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. …

Nominations for the virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation

Nominations for the virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation

Published: 25/01/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is looking for your nominations for the engineering innovations – and the engineers behind them - you think should be included in their virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation. …

Tomorrow's Engineers - working with the engineering community to improve the impact of outreach

Tomorrow's Engineers - working with the engineering community to improve the impact of outreach

Published: 20/01/2021

The Tomorrow’s Engineers website hosts information and guidance on a range of topics curated from across the engineering community. The aim is to build and share a range of tips, resources, guidance and evidence to help improve practice, as well as highlight collective campaigns and joined up activities. …

YouGov poll finds digital support lacking

YouGov poll finds digital support lacking

Published: 03/12/2020

A poll by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, found that 83% of adults have not received any support to improve their tech skills in the past six months. This is despite increased reliance on digital skills because of the pandemic, with people working from home and socialising remotely, using platforms such as Skype or Zoom. Of those surveyed who had been offered help with their digital skills, the majority (57%) said this had been from employers. 28% had been helped by family and friends, whil …

Engineers the UK’s third most trusted profession

Engineers the UK’s third most trusted profession

Published: 02/12/2020

The annual Ipsos MORI Veracity Index has polled the UK general public’s trust in professions since 1983. The latest poll has once again shown engineers are among the UK’s most trusted professions, ranking behind only nurses and doctors. In the 2020 Veracity Index engineers were shown to be considered more trustworthy than other highly trusted professions including teachers, judges, professors and scientists. …