Tags: Engineering

‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ targets talented teens

Parents wholeheartedly support the ambitions of thousands of talented teens to become the UK’s future engineering talent, yet young people lack the support in schools needed to fulfil their career ambitions. According to new research to mark the start of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek14), three quarters of parents would recommend a career in engineering to…

Skilled immigrants needed to plug STEM skills deficit

Some 30% of UK Gross Domestic Product is produced by science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors and there is growing demand for STEM skills and strong evidence that demand will outstrip supply. Speaking at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, Chartered Engineer Chi Onwurah MP said that high quality engineering skills are only going to…

Female engineering undergraduates urged never to apologise for being ambitious

A huge turnout of career-minded undergraduate women attending the annual Engineer your future event last Friday were urged to be super-confident and never to apologise for being clever, ambitious or driven. The Keynote was given by Sandi Rhys Jones OBE, who has 35 years’ experience in construction and engineering, and she inspired the audience to…

London Olympics 2012: Opening ceremony to ‘reinvigorate careers in engineering’

The Olympics effect is set to “reinvigorate” engineering as a career choice among young people, with the Opening Ceremony showcasing a wide variety of engineering roles, according to an expert. As excitement builds towards Friday night’s Opening Ceremony to the London 2012 Olympics, Nigel Fine, the head of the Institution of Engineering and Technology is…

SCTE Launches New Online Training Assessment Centre

The SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) has launched a new online training assessment centre, via the SCTE website www.thescte.eu. This now offers fully Internet-based training assessments for broadband installation technicians, enabling its global membership of engineers to complete their training more rapidly and to further their careers with fully accredited SCTE qualifications. The SCTE’s training…