Manufacturing leads slowdown in UK business output

Manufacturing output Index falls 2.7 points in September following 5.6 point fall in August

The future of electricity

Nick Boughton discusses how businesses need to adapt to keep up with increased energy demands

The problem with engineering apprenticeships

Andy Owen explores why the engineering skills problem is persisting — and what businesses can do about it

Tough decisions ahead as risks outweigh opportunities for UK manufacturers

44% of manufacturers say their company faces more risks than opportunities in the year ahead – just 23% say opportunities outstrip risks

UK oil and gas production rose more than 7% in 2015

But the industry will be extremely challenged to sustain this into 2016 and beyond

The new nuclear

Modern nuclear plants can form a major part of an affordable low carbon transition, according to a new report from the ETI

Tidal energy: UK leads the way

Front-runner in the development of newer tidal energy solutions buoyed by an ideal tidal pattern and a supportive regulatory scenario

Chemical engineering salaries holding steady

New data from the Institution of Chemical Engineers shows that median pay rates for engineers in the chemical and process industries remained broadly static last year

Rebooting renewable energy

The UK government needs to take heed of market signals to achieve its climate change goals at least cost

Record-breaking January for UK wind energy

Wind provided 14% of Britain’s electricity (4.13 terawatt hours), enough to power the equivalent of 8.7 million UK homes

Engineering skills shortage: political parties must do more to help

Comprehensive survey of UK engineers reveals only one-in-four (26%) believe efforts to rebalance the economy towards industry and manufacturing are working

More than a quarter of UK homes powered by wind in 2014

Statistics from National Grid which show that record amounts of clean electricity were generated by wind power in 2014

Demand for engineering talent still outweighs availability

While the number of job applications has decreased across a number of sectors over the last quarter, engineering roles have witnessed an 18% year on year increase in level of applications

Nearly two thirds of UK engineers believe the country will cease to be an engineering world leader

Three quarters of British engineers lack confidence in government’s action to encourage innovation in the UK; Over half of UK engineers would be willing to move abroad for work




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