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Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair

Published: 12/04/2022

The Big Bang Fair, the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people, is seeking volunteers to help inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists. Over 30,000 young people are expected at the event – billed as the STEM event of the year. The Big Bang Fair couldn't run without enthusiastic and expert volunteers – just like you. …

What works in diversity and inclusion? RAEng conference

What works in diversity and inclusion? RAEng conference

Published: 30/03/2022

This year, the annual Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) conference took place on Tuesday 15 March. …

Standards Matter – regulating engineering competence and commitment for building safety

Standards Matter – regulating engineering competence and commitment for building safety

Published: 04/02/2022

Dame Judith Hackitt has stressed the need for competency, accountability and responsibility to be at the heart of the new building safety system, in order to rebuild the public’s trust in providing safe homes for people to live in. …

IET’s National Conference focuses on competence

IET’s National Conference focuses on competence

Published: 28/01/2022

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is delivering their National Conference for Electrotechnical and Building Safety Competence virtually, in two parts. The first part will take place on Monday 31 January, from 1.30–4.00pm. The event aims to bring together experts working in safety critical roles, with a key focus on individual competence, accountability and continuing professional development (CPD). …

‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession’ – launch of new report

‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession’ – launch of new report

Published: 24/01/2022

An online launch event to mark publication of this report will be held at 6pm on 21 February, free to attend and open to all those working in engineering …

Black Voices in the Water Industry: From Talk to Action

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 …

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week reflects international climate conference

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week reflects international climate conference

Published: 29/04/2021

The main themes of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will be achieving net zero and how engineering can contribute to tackling climate change. The event will coincide with international climate change conference COP26 (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties), which the UK is hosting from 1-12 November 2021. …

Tomorrow's Engineers Code, careers hub, and climate focus

Tomorrow's Engineers Code, careers hub, and climate focus

Published: 29/04/2021

Tomorrow’s Engineers have launched a new careers hub aimed at inspiring the next generation. Neon curates engineering experiences – bringing together inspiration, up-to-date careers information, and real-world applications of engineering in an engaging format. …

Engineering Council event highlights competence for a sustainable future

Engineering Council event highlights competence for a sustainable future

Published: 23/04/2021

Expert webinar launched engineering standards & sustainability guidance. An international panel of experts highlighted the crucial role of engineers in building a more sustainable world at this online event on 21 April. Engineering profession regulator the Engineering Council set out the big picture of how professional standards and guidance can support practising engineers at all career levels, towards both professional expertise and global goals for a greener planet. …

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award recognises talent

Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award recognises talent

Published: 12/03/2021

Nominations are now open for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer (YWE) awards 2021. These high-profile awards recognise exceptional engineering talent from women working in the UK aged between 18 – 35 years old. Finalists and winners participate in high profile events, increasing their professional networks while showcasing a greater diversity of role models across the breadth of UK engineering. …

Registrant becomes Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalist

Registrant becomes Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalist

Published: 04/03/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate registrant Neera Kukadia CEng MIMechE and the other five finalists on being recognised in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. These annual awards recognise the contributions of exceptional female engineers working in the UK. Neera Kukadia CEng MIMechE is a Project Engineer at Transport for London. She works in the Major Projects Directorate, where she is currently managing works on the Ele …