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Engineering sector’s astonishing gender pay gap

Engineering sector’s astonishing gender pay gap
Research conducted by one of the UK’s largest accountants has revealed that men in engineering earn up to 30% more than women in the same roles. Hemel Hempstead-based SJD accountants has analysed salaries of both male and females in the sector revealing some astonishing figures. According to the analysis females with job titles such as mechanical engineer or maintenance engineer earn almost a third less than males with the same occupation.
19th December 2018

EEF’s Region Director wins National award at Forward Ladies event

EEF’s Region Director wins National award at Forward Ladies event
Charlotte Horobin, EEF’s Region Director for the Midlands and East won the prestigious Emerging Leader award at the Forward Ladies National Awards and Summit 2018, sponsored by HSBC UK in Leeds on the 7th December. The National Awards were introduced nine years ago to acknowledge and promote the fact that women are increasingly an integral and invaluable part of every business across the UK. This year, Forward Ladies continues to recognise and honour the most respected businesswomen, across a wide range of business categories.
19th December 2018

How to prevent new year staff departures in engineering

How to prevent new year staff departures in engineering
Research has revealed a simple step bosses in the engineering industry can take can prevent staff departures during the dreaded January rush for new jobs. According to a survey of 1,096 UK employees carried out by bonus and incentives provider One4allRewards.co.uk, engineering bosses who give out bonuses in December are less likely to see staff being poached or looking elsewhere.
19th December 2018


Pyreos signs EQ Photonics in Germany

Pyreos signs EQ Photonics in Germany
Pyreos has extended its distribution network with the addition of EQ Photonics, based near Munich, as its distributor in Germany. This delivers on a recent announcement of the expansion of distributor coverage as a key pillar to its growth strategy.
19th December 2018

SAS looks further at the tech skills shortage

SAS looks further at the tech skills shortage
Following the Office for National Statistic’s announcement that the number of unfilled positions in the information and communication technology sector rose by 24.3% last quarter compared with a year ago, Iain Brown, head of data science at analytics leader SAS UK & Ireland highlights that there is collective responsibility across the government, businesses and schools to ensure the next generation is fully equipped to deal with the shortage of skilled staff in the tech industry.
17th December 2018

Kids take to social media for advice from role models

Kids take to social media for advice from role models
A warning has been issued by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) that the lack of suitable role models for school-aged children is hindering the UK’s chances of addressing the engineering skills shortage, following new research showing that more than a quarter (27%) of 10 to 16-year olds don’t feel like they have a role model they can relate to.
17th December 2018

E-book provides insights into IIoT challenges

E-book provides insights into IIoT challenges
An e-book centred on industrial automation as part of All Things IoT has been published by Mouser Electronics as the latest edition in its Empowering Innovation Together program. In the second e-book in the series, Mouser experts examine the technologies, possibilities and challenges related to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
12th December 2018

Confusion still reigns over GDPR with engineers and manufacturers

Confusion still reigns over GDPR with engineers and manufacturers
A new poll of SMEs shows nearly half of practices in the engineering and manufacturing sectors are still confused by or even unaware of GDPR rules, and only around one in ten see cyber attacks as a leading risk to their business. The poll comes on the back of a survey earlier this year from the National Cyber Security Programme that revealed nearly half of UK businesses experienced at least one cyber security breach or attack in 2017, with 66% of SMEs and 45% of micro businesses shown to have been victims.
12th December 2018

RS relaunches local branches in Aberdeen and Pontypridd

 RS relaunches local branches in Aberdeen and Pontypridd
RS Components (RS) has relaunched two of its RS Local branches in Aberdeen and Pontypridd. Both innovation centres have a product and service offer to support engineers locally across the design, build and maintain phases of the product life cycle.
11th December 2018

Students learn from failure ready for 2019 Submarine Races

Students learn from failure ready for 2019 Submarine Races
A team from the University of Southampton working on submarine technology is receiving engineer support and engineering-grade plastic bearings through the igus’ YES (Young Engineers Support) programme. The Southampton University Human Powered Submarine Society (SUHPS) is a group of students that design, build and test human-powered submarines to compete internationally.
11th December 2018


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