APPRENTICESHIPS INCREASINGLY SEEN AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO UNIVERSITY

Photo credit(Credit: iStock) Article Source: IMechE Apprenticeships are increasingly seen as a “viable alternative” to degrees, an IMechE expert has said, after a survey showed positive public attitudes to the career route. The IMechE poll of more than 2,000 people found 58% believe skilled apprenticeships offer more secure job prospects than a university education. The news comes after the government announced plans for a technical education … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS INCREASINGLY SEEN AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO UNIVERSITY

RESIDUAL STRESS 2017: TECHNIQUES AND SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

Overview Following from the previous popular seminar, Residual Stress 2017 will provide a key opportunity for engineers to hear the latest techniques to analyse, predict, model and measure residual stress. This one day seminar will discuss the latest techniques to effectively analyse and measure residual stress in a variety of situations and materials. Learn from engineers and academics including TWI Ltd., Rolls-Royce, University of Manchester, … Continue reading RESIDUAL STRESS 2017: TECHNIQUES AND SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

THE INSTITUTION’S RESPONSE TO THE BUDGET STATEMENT

Overview Although much had been reported/leaked in advance of the budget, in the end the 2017 budget was fairly light on issues directly relevant to engineering and science, a vital component to our economy (today and in the future). Education Mathematics We welcome the Chancellor’s measures designed to promote greater numeracy among young people, including a £660 premium payable to schools for each post-16 maths … Continue reading THE INSTITUTION’S RESPONSE TO THE BUDGET STATEMENT

NEW REPORT: UK’S FAILURE TO INTEGRATE ENGINEERING IN CURRICULUM

UK’s engineering skills crisis will deepen without a fundamental change in the way we educate children about the ‘made world’. lSchool students have little exposure or understanding of engineering which is leading most to choose subjects which effectively rule out this career path early on in their schooling, according to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. To read the full report: www.imeche.org/reports The … Continue reading NEW REPORT: UK’S FAILURE TO INTEGRATE ENGINEERING IN CURRICULUM

BUDGET SETS OUT INVESTMENTS INTO THE ‘TECHNOLOGIES AND SKILLS OF THE FUTURE’

The chancellor Philip Hammond has set out his ‘vision for Britain’s future’ with a budget speech outlining how government will invest in the ‘technologies and skills of the future’. Measures announced in Parliament include efforts to improve productivity, further investment in R&D (plus an increase the main R&D Tax credit to 12 per cent), funding for the teaching of maths and computer science, a commitment … Continue reading BUDGET SETS OUT INVESTMENTS INTO THE ‘TECHNOLOGIES AND SKILLS OF THE FUTURE’

Rise in emissions is a ‘step back for humankind’

Worldwide carbon emissions are projected to rise by around 2% in 2017, according to the latest figures from the Global Carbon Project. The increase, which was announced as nations met in Germany for the annual UN climate negotiations (COP23), comes after three years of relative stability. “This is very disappointing,” said Corinne Le Quéré, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the … Continue reading Rise in emissions is a ‘step back for humankind’

THE ENGINEER: COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE CONFERENCE

Collaborate to Innovate Celebrating the very best in UK collaborations and innovations in engineering 7th DECEMBER 2017 The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Coventry Book your place now Celebrate the best examples of innovative, technology-led collaboration From the biggest and boldest infrastructure projects to the most fundamental technology breakthroughs, effective collaboration is the lifeblood of engineering innovation and these Awards celebrate the most effective partnerships! An … Continue reading THE ENGINEER: COLLABORATE TO INNOVATE CONFERENCE

JAMES CLAYTON LECTURE – BLOODHOUND SSC THE NEXT STAGE

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London 01 November 2017 Photo credit: Flock and Siemens This year’s James Clayton lecture will be delivered by Richard Noble OBE, Project Director at The Bloodhound Project. Richard’s best known projects include the Thrust2 programme, which brought the World Land Speed Record back to Britain in 1983, and the ThrustSSC, first ever supersonic land speed record programme. Day 1 17:15 – Lecture … Continue reading JAMES CLAYTON LECTURE – BLOODHOUND SSC THE NEXT STAGE

BLOODHOUND SSC AT NEWQUAY 2017

Bloodhound SSC will make it’s debut test-run with speeds of up to 200 mph on 26 October 2017 at Aerohub, Cornwall Newquay Airport. Key dates for the diary: Thursday 26 October – UK debut test-run The car will make it’s debut run in Newquay, attended by VIPs and the national and international press. Thousands of visitors are expected to witness history in the making as … Continue reading BLOODHOUND SSC AT NEWQUAY 2017

THE REAL FUTURE OF ENERGY – WILL THE CUSTOMER EVER BE KING?

VIEW THE WEBCAST: https://tv.theiet.org/?videoid=10879 Our energy systems have been developed over many decades, with decisions regarding its shape and technology mix being made by politicians, government officials and senior industry leaders. Great benefits for consumers have been delivered by this approach which has persisted through and beyond the introduction of wholesale and retail markets across many sectors. Energy is a highly capital-intensive business with powerful incumbents … Continue reading THE REAL FUTURE OF ENERGY – WILL THE CUSTOMER EVER BE KING?