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Debunking Gender Stereotypes in Careers Week

National Careers Week (NCW), which takes place between the 2 nd and the 6 th of March, is a time to inspire young learners at the brink of their careers and make them aware of the wealth of opportunities up for grabs. As a not-for-profit company, NCW focusses on getting young people on the right ...

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Posted 30 days agoOpinion > Career OpportunitiesCareer PlanningWomen in Oil +7

Future Challenges for the Engineering Industry

The engineering industry is a complex field of expertise, and it is involved in multiple aspects of our daily lives, from heating our homes to keeping us connected to the internet. Countless parts of our everyday lives are supported by engineering. But as the times change, more is being demanded fr ...

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Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Engineeringengineering industryregulations +7

Education in the manufacturing and engineering sector

Engineering and manufacturing are responsible for a significant sum towards the UK economy as one of the largest economic sectors. In 2014 alone, the engineering sectors contributed an estimated £455.6 billion to the Gross Domestic Product – 27% of the total UK GDP. They are also responsible for an ...

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Posted 3 months agoPress > educationManufacturingEngineering +6

Are Women Equally Represented in the Engineering Sector?

Are we doing enough to encourage young women to get into engineering? Currently, it seems that much more could be done. The number of women entering into roles in the STEM industry is much lower than that of men. This disjunction is odd, considering the fact that a higher number of girls than boys ...

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Posted 4 months agoOpinion > EngineeringcareersCareers in Oil & gas +7

How changes to the oil industry impact the construction industry

Thanks to worldwide changes in demographics, attitudes, and costs, the construction industry has to adapt and evolve constantly to stay ahead of the game. The availability of oil is a crucial factor in this. With the cost of oil fluctuating unpredictably, those in the construction industry need to ...

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Posted 4 months agoOpinion > oil industryConstruction IndustryFossil Fuels +7

Reducing Human Error in Construction and Engineering

Human error is inevitable, but it is not uncontrollable. Many steps can be taken to reduce the risk of human error in the workplace. For the Construction and Engineering sector, these methods can be the difference between a completed project and a stalled process. It can also be the difference betw ...

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Posted 4 months agoOpinion > human errorconstructionEngineering +3

The importance of waste-to-energy solutions

Our world is dealing with a crisis — mountains and mountain of waste. At the same time, the worry of fuel shortages is also rising. Can the two issues be combated together? According to waste management experts, yes, we can. With progress being made across various "waste-to-energy" schemes, just w ...

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Posted 4 months agoOpinion > wasteWaste Managementfossil fuel +7

What could happen to the gas industry in even of a no deal Brexit?

With uncertainties still surrounding Brexit and the negotiations, no one really knows for sure what will happen after Britain leaves the EU. The government has made preparations for every scenario in its negotiations with the EU, including a ‘no deal' Brexit. As a country that relies heavily on a m ...

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Posted 4 months agoOpinion > BrexitGas IndustryBiomethane +7

Save the Date, 100% British Made tools from HTL Group at ADIPEC 2019.

Save the Date, 100% British Made tools from HTL Group at ADIPEC 2019. Once again HTL Group is exhibiting at ADIPEC, the premier Oil and Gas event in Abu Dhabi. Located in the National Exhibition Center from the 11 th to the 14 th November, the HTL team will be showcasing their 100% British Made, ...

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Posted 5 months agoPress > oil and gas eventoil and gas eventsADIPEC +1

Houghton International appoints new Pump Sales Engineer as Pump Services department continues to grow

Electro mechanical engineering specialist Houghton International has appointed Chris Weston as its new Pump Sales Engineer. Highly experienced with an excellent track record within the pump industry, Chris will support the existing pump services team as it continues to develop its service offering ...

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Posted 5 months agoPress > Motor Repairmechanical engineerelectro-mechanical +6

Innovative engines of the future

In the modern age of engine development, many engineers are focusing on hybrid and electrical engines for cars and other vehicles, which may have marked the beginning of the end of diesel and petroleum engines that have been used for many years to power vehicles. In fact, the UK Government has just ...

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Posted 7 months agoPress > Gas Enginesnatural gas handlingFossil Fuels +4

Take advantage of controlled bolting techniques

For all operations, controlled bolting is highly important. It ensures that the tightening and loosening of bolts are done in a controlled manner. If you rush through this process, then you could risk complications further down the line. If you correctly use a controlled bolting technique, then it c ...

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Posted 9 months agoPress > Mech-Toolasset integrity engineeringHydraulic control systems +9

Training in the UK’s renewables sector

Training in the UK's renewables sector Around the world, the renewables sector is a growing industry — and that means it needs an increasing number of new employees to support and drive it to further success. In 2017, renewable power generation increased to 29.4% from 24.5% from the previous yea ...

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Posted 9 months agoOpinion

A review of nuclear power and predictions for future performance

Amongst the growth of the renewable energy sector and the negative coverage surrounding the industry, it hasn't been plain sailing for the nuclear power sector of late. However, is the negativity surrounding the industry justified? Looking behind the headlines and scratching the surface on the perf ...

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Posted 1 year agoPress > Nuclear PlantNuclearNuclear Reactors +2

Can apprenticeships address the UK’s STEM skills gap?

Deemed to be a national crisis by some industry experts and costing the UK economy £1.5 billion a year according to a report published in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers , the shortages of workers in STEM sectors are a significant point of concern. But could improving and developing STEM a ...

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Posted 1 year agoPress