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IfATE urges apprentice employers to take part in Covid-19 survey

Published: 15/09/2020

Employers' views are being requested around job security for apprentices and financial incentives geared at supporting recovery. This second in a series of surveys will update the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) amid the Covid-19 pandemic …

Royal Academy of Engineering launches Fellowship Fit for the Future campaign

Royal Academy of Engineering launches Fellowship Fit for the Future campaign

Published: 14/09/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched a campaign to ensure its Fellowship reflects the full breadth and diversity of engineering excellence. Fit for the Future aims to ensure that, by the time RAEng celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2026, its Fellowship includes more outstanding candidates from a variety of currently under-represented groups. …

Webinar on new BSI standards for the built environment

Webinar on new BSI standards for the built environment

Published: 04/09/2020

BSI, the British Standards Institution, will run a free online webinar on Thursday 24 September for people working in every aspect of the design, build and management of residential buildings including higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs). …

Innovation in a crisis: President's Special Awards for Pandemic Service event, 27 August

Innovation in a crisis: President's Special Awards for Pandemic Service event, 27 August

Published: 21/08/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) recently announced 19 winners of its President's Special Awards for Pandemic Service for transformative work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These awards recognise exceptional examples of engineering in the service of society in the context of pandemic challenges and a public webinar on 27 August will bring together Academy Fellows and winners to celebrate and reflect on the awards. …

Post A-Level Support Hub - Women's Engineering Society

Post A-Level Support Hub - Women's Engineering Society

Published: 14/08/2020

If you've just received your A-Level results, you may find the Post A-Level Support Hub put together by the Women's Engineering Society (WES) helpful.  The Hub includes information about how grades have been worked out, your options now (with contact details for Ofqual and the Exam Results Helpline) and how to appeal.  …

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. …

IET@150 STEM Personality of the Year

IET@150 STEM Personality of the Year

Published: 29/07/2020

As part of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Institute of Engineering and Technology,  (IET), they have launched an exciting one-off award. The STEM Personality of the Year Award aims to recognise a person or group who are making a difference to our world. …

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. …