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Black Voices in the Water Industry: From Talk to Action

Published: 20/07/2021

The Institute of Water continues its series of ‘Black Voices in the Water Industry’ webinars with a discussion between Ian McAulay, CEO of Southern Water and Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water. The first three events resulted in a video capturing the highlights and aimed at attracting allies and making a difference. Next Ian and Peter will discuss what their organisations are doing to raise awareness of and combat racism and to support under-represented groups both in the workplace …

Royal Air Force - INWED 2021

Royal Air Force - INWED 2021

Published: 22/06/2021

To mark International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), the Royal Air Force has shared this case study of Elizabeth Clark, who is a Communications and Electronics Engineer and the lead Safety Engineering for Air Command Battlespace Management. …

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Published: 28/05/2021

A new kind of vocational qualification is rolling out further across England from September 2021. T Levels are two year courses, for students aged 16-19, which have been developed in collaboration with businesses. T Levels follow on from GCSEs, are equivalent to three A Levels …

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Published: 13/05/2021

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) is looking for additional independent peer reviewers to provide an employer perspective by reviewing apprenticeship standards, assessment plans and technical qualification materials in a range of engineering professions. …

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. …

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). …