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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. …

Mutual recognition of professional qualifications

Mutual recognition of professional qualifications

Published: 27/01/2021

The EU Directive on MRPQ was established in order to make it easier for EU/EEA countries to recognise each other’s professional qualifications. From 1 January, 2021 this legislation will no longer apply to the UK. …

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. …

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. …

Built environment and fire industries set out blueprint for improving competence and driving culture change

Built environment and fire industries set out blueprint for improving competence and driving culture change

Published: 05/10/2020

A blueprint to improve competence for those working on higher-risk buildings and drive culture change has been set out by a cross-industry group representing more than 150 organisations in the fire and built environment industries. …

Changes to the EQA process

Changes to the EQA process

Published: 10/08/2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has announced it will move to a new simplified External Quality Assurance (EQA) system, following a public consultation launched in February this year. The changes will see EQA delivered by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) or, for integrated degree apprenticeships, the Office for Students (OfS). …

'SME COVID-19 Webinar Series' for UK businesses - new dates added

'SME COVID-19 Webinar Series' for UK businesses - new dates added

Published: 22/05/2020

The Department for International Trade (DIT) would like to introduce the newly launched SME Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar Series. This extensive series of free webinars is designed to support UK businesses to get help, protect their business and save jobs. …

Enginuity launches new digital engineering platform to upskill Britain’s engineering and manufacturing workers

Enginuity launches new digital engineering platform to upskill Britain’s engineering and manufacturing workers

Published: 18/05/2020

Made Smarter and engineering skills organisation Enginuity have worked together to launch a platform today which delivers digital engineering skills in one place to Britain’s engineers and manufacturers. …

Covid-19 Business Support

Covid-19 Business Support

Published: 30/03/2020

A full range of measures have been made available to support businesses, public services and individuals during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. …

Engineering Council joins register of EQA providers

Engineering Council joins register of EQA providers

Published: 25/02/2020

The Engineering Council is pleased to have been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) as an External Quality Assurance (EQA) provider …