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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. …

Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Published: 17/11/2020

Wednesday 18 November is the third international LGBTQ+ STEM day, celebrating the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer or questioning people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To mark the occasion, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) along with InterEngineering, will be running a panel discussion on both the engineering response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the contribution of LGBTQ+ engineers in meeting those challenges. …

New online engineering careers hub announced

New online engineering careers hub announced

Published: 06/11/2020

As the eighth annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week comes to a close, Engineering UK has announced it will launch a new online hub for engineering careers information. The resource, which will go live later this month, will have free information and guidance aimed at young people and organisations working with young people. …

IOM3 renovate website and brand

IOM3 renovate website and brand

Published: 05/11/2020

The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), has launched a new website and visual identity, including a new logo. This is the culmination of a major digital transformation project by the institution, which over the course of 15 months has included a new website, portal, and customer relationship management (CRM) system. …

Lottie Dolls on tour with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Lottie Dolls on tour with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Published: 03/11/2020

This week volunteers from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) are posting photos on social media of Lottie dolls at work in a wide range of engineering jobs. The tour forms part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (2–6 November) and helps demonstrate the breadth of engineering careers. Volunteers are sharing the photos on social media using the hashtag #WESLottieTour. …

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week: Covid changes dream careers

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week: Covid changes dream careers

Published: 02/11/2020

A generation of young people are rapidly reassessing their career dreams according to research released by Engineering UK. This news marks the beginning of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek20) which runs from 2–6 November. The report Our Careers, Our Future is available to download from EngineeringUK, and shows over one in five 11 to 19 year olds agreed that what they want to do as a career has changed (22%) and 30% agreed that what career they can do has changed as a result of the pandemic. …

Dr Robert Hawley CBE BSc DSc FRSE FREng CEng FIMechE FInstP FIEE HonDEng HonDSc

Dr Robert Hawley CBE BSc DSc FRSE FREng CEng FIMechE FInstP FIEE HonDEng HonDSc

Published: 29/10/2020

The Engineering Council was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Dr Robert Hawley CBE BSc DSc FRSE FREng CEng FIMechE FInstP FIEE HonDEng HonDSc. We all recognise the significant and lasting contribution made by Dr Hawley, to the Engineering Council as Chairman from 1999-2001, …

International trade - virtual events announced

International trade - virtual events announced

Published: 26/10/2020

The Department for International Trade (DIT) in partnership with Newable are hosting a selection of virtual events as part of their Exporting is Great programme. …

MacRobert Award 2021 nominations open

MacRobert Award 2021 nominations open

Published: 16/10/2020

Nominations are now open for the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious engineering innovation prize. The MacRobert Award, now in its 52nd year, is run by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and supported by the Worshipful Company of Engineers. The Award recognises examples of outstanding engineering innovation which also demonstrate a proven engineering success and a societal benefit. …

Neon – the new website for engineering inspiration 

Neon – the new website for engineering inspiration 

Published: 09/10/2020

The team behind Big Bang and Tomorrow’s Engineers has launched a new engineering outreach website for teachers, career co-ordinators and school leaders. Neon is a digital platform which brings Covid-secure engineering inspiration to students through digital and real-world examples and resources. …

Inclusive cultures in engineering

Inclusive cultures in engineering

Published: 02/10/2020

Research from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) shows that engineers who feel included at work show increased motivation, performance, and commitment to their organisation. RAEng has produced a series of workshop resources specifically for engineering companies to help create an inclusive culture where all members of the team feel valued. The team workshop series is made up of free downloadable workshop exercises, created by inclusion specialists. Each workshop is around 60 minutes long, …