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Advice given to help firms with apprenticeship levy

Advice given to help firms with apprenticeship levy
To make the apprenticeship levy work for them, firms should get expert help says training specialist Develop Training. Chris Wood, CEO of Develop Training Ltd (DTL), was commenting as a government inquiry prepares to hear views about the levy introduced in April last year. Many of those views are likely to be critical with some businesses complaining about red tape and branding the initiative a tax.
15th January 2018

UK manufacturing industry - where are the girls at?

UK manufacturing industry - where are the girls at?
An Inclusivity campaign is being launched by manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire. The campaign is backed by Baroness Lorely Burt, Parliamentary Spokesperson and Shadow Minister for Business and for Women, and will be officially launched on 22nd January at Manor Grove in Handsworth, Birmingham.
12th January 2018

Driving engagement for engineering and construction sectors

Driving engagement for engineering and construction sectors
A new intelligence-led B2B marketing agency can now help engineering and construction firms, as it leverages the power of data to create targeted, bespoke marketing campaigns that drive engagement and deliver true return on investment. Transmission has been launched to provide the engineering sector with accessible and highly sophisticated B2B marketing solutions, designed to support the creation of quality sales leads.
12th January 2018


Engineers contribute to Leicester school relaxation zone

Engineers contribute to Leicester school relaxation zone
Thanks to a donation from resistors manufacturer Cressall, students at the Madani Schools Federation are enjoying a recently refurbished outdoor relaxation zone. The zone, which includes a water feature surrounded by trees, provides a space for students to gather their thoughts between classes, away from the hustle and bustle of school life. Relations with the local school are important to the community support offered by the Leicester-based engineering firm, which opened its second site in 2017.
11th January 2018

Engineering company develops its own digital portal

Engineering company develops its own digital portal
One of the North East’s civil engineering firms, Seymour Civil Engineering, has launched its own company training portal set to digitally change the way construction sites are run. The portal focuses on the training and staffing side of projects allowing any site manager or client to have a clear snapshot of staff-on-site and their training credentials, whilst automatically prompting the system administration team before employee training requires renewal.
10th January 2018

Engineering TV platform launches video search functionality

Engineering TV platform launches video search functionality
IET.tv has launched Engineering Video Intelligence (EVI), a powerful, new video transcript search function, which allows users to keyword search within its entire video database to find exact and relevant timestamped content at the click of a button. The online platform, run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is one of the largest dedicated engineering and technology video databases in the world and includes industry news, technical and regulatory updates, expert insight and interviews, as well as EngTalks and lectures.
10th January 2018

Search engines vs. academic work

Search engines vs. academic work
Does the use of general search engines in the research process pose serious risk to accurate academic and scientific work? The Institution of Engineering and Technology has published a whitepaper which examines the growing trend of using general search engines to locate scientific information.
8th January 2018

Saluting the brightest stars in engineering

Saluting the brightest stars in engineering
The ‘future of engineering’ – which equates to 24 of the brightest stars in the country will be gathering in London on 1st March, as the ‘glorious future of British engineering’ celebrate the sector. The stars have been nominated for awards in eight categories at The 2018 Semta Skills Awards – the most prestigious evening in the engineering calendar.
5th January 2018

2018 brings Engineer Powerwoman again to Hannover Messe

2018 brings Engineer Powerwoman again to Hannover Messe
This year will see Deutsche Messe again presenting the Engineer Powerwoman career achievement award during the WoMenPower congress at HANNOVER MESSE (in Hannover, Germany). It will be the sixth time that Deutsche Messe has presented the award. Each year, the award honours a woman who has made a mark or played a key role in innovation within an organisation through her dedication, ideas or work in the fields of science, technology, IT, engineering or mathematics.
5th January 2018

Review nuclear approval process to cut costs and speed up development

Review nuclear approval process to cut costs and speed up development
A report has been released which suggests the Government should review nuclear approval process to cut costs and speed development, it also calls for greater support from the Government in nuclear skills. The Government should implement an independent review of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process, necessary for the approval of any nuclear reactor in the UK, to ensure that costs are not unnecessarily added and to enable the faster approval of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), according to the report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
5th January 2018


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Industry 4.0 Summit 2018
28th February 2018
United Kingdom Manchester
MACH 2018
9th April 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
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10th April 2018
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Engineering Design Show 2018
17th October 2018
United Kingdom Ricoh Arena, Coventry