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265,000 more skilled engineers needed each year in the UK

Posted: Nov 10, 2017

More than a quarter of a million skilled engineers are needed each year to meet the demand from engineering and manufacturing companies, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation has revealed.

As the week closes on Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – a week dedicated to inspiring the UK’s next generation of engineers and encouraging young people into the profession to plug the skills gap in some of Britain’s biggest companies – the EEF have put together a few hard-hitting facts.

Will popular dating platform Bumble succeed as a business app?

Posted: Oct 30, 2017

Dating app Bumble will roll out networking functionality this fall.

Called BumbleBizz, the networking feature will work just like the dating app and Bumble's friend-finding functionality, BumbleBFF. Users will swipe right or left on potential networking connections. If it's a match, a woman in the pairing will have to reach out within 24 hours, or the match will expire.

Users will, however, be able to create professionally-geared profiles on BumbleBizz that are kept distinct from their dating profiles.  

Nissan has just solved major problem with electric cars thanks to THIS bizarre new feature

Posted: Oct 30, 2017

NISSAN has addressed a shortcoming on electric cars and debuted the new feature on its latest concept car the IMx which debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. 

While Nissan looks to continue it pursuit towards electrified transport with the new IMx Concept. 

The electric car debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017 and shares some features of the Nissan Leaf but with improved power and range. 

New Algorithm Could Let Us Reprogram Any Cell Into Any Other Cell Type

Posted: Oct 27, 2017

Skipping the pluripotent stem cells!

One of the most defining scientific discoveries in recent decades is the development of induced pluripotent stem cells, which lets scientists revert adult cells back into an embryonic-like blank state and then manipulating them to become a particular kind of tissue.

But now a new model could do away with this time-consuming process, taking out the middle step and directly programming cells to become whatever we want them to be.

The UK’s 10 Most Promising Engineering Unicorns

Posted: Oct 19, 2017

Britain has always been a hotbed for invention, and that seems set to continue.

“The UK is blessed with some of the brightest minds in engineering and technology, helping the country become world-renowned for its innovation and as a centre of entrepreneurial talent,” says Ana Avaliani, head of enterprise at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

'This Is Engineering'

Posted: Oct 12, 2017

A national digital campaign to promote engineering will launch in January 2018.

‘This is Engineering’ is a major campaign by the Royal Academy of Engineering to change perceptions of the profession. It will begin with a series of high-impact videos to challenge young people’s views of engineering and highlight the role engineering plays in society.

Daniel Rossall Valentine, head of campaigns at the Royal Academy of Engineering, said that the multi-year campaign “seeks to rebrand engineering for young people and encourage them to take up careers in engineering”.

Spreading The Word For SANDS

Posted: Oct 10, 2017

This week, SANDS are supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week and we wanted to help spread the word.

SANDS (Stillborn Neonatal death charity) are one of our chosen charities, in which we are supporting and helping to raise awareness for throughout the year. We chose SANDS as one of our charities as this is close to some of our employee’s hearts.

Scientists Have Developed Surgical Glue That Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds

Posted: Oct 06, 2017

This could save so many lives.

Scientists have developed an elastic, adhesive surgical glue that could transform emergency treatments by sealing up critical wounds in the skin or the organs, without the need for staples or sutures.

The gel is based on methacryloyl-substituted tropoelastin (MeTro for short), a hybrid elastic protein, and can be squirted onto internal and external wounds to seal them up and encourage healing.

The latest App For Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Posted: Jun 29, 2017

Gas Tag has launched its innovative gas safety app for IOS and Android devices as they begin their mission to revolutionise gas safety in the UK.

The intuitive app is free to download for all Gas Safe Register engineers and can be used when carrying out work in any property with a Gas Tag subscription.

Ready, Set, BAKE!

Posted: Jun 27, 2017

On the 14th of July, we are asking the consultants to take part in our very first bake-off challenge.

Both the Aylesbury and Reading offices will be getting their chef hats on and whipping up some sweet treats all in aid of charity.

Cancer research and SANDS have been chosen by the consultants, as our two Charites for the year . Apart from expanding our waistlines, we are hoping this will help to raise money and awareness for the two charities, by asking for donations from the consultants to take part and to have a taste of the cakes.

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