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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.

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”.

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.

Orion Goes International

Posted: May 19, 2017

Simon Adams joined Orion in july last year as our Automotive Electronics and Engineering Recruitment consultant, focusing mainly on the UK and European market.

Last week, Simon was given the opportunity to travel to Frankfurt, Germany to meet with the clients he has been forming a relationship with, since the early stages of his career at Orion.

We asked Simon how his  trip went:

 

What is the next big thing in Engineering?

Posted: Nov 21, 2016

Engineers are behind the design, build and use of just about everything that makes 21st-century life what it is. And it’s cutting edge engineering that continues to turn science fiction into science fact. So, what’s the next big thing in engineering and what are the challenges that engineering may have to tackle in the future?

Healthcare

If anyone might have a knack for spotting engineering trends it should be the judges of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award.

Tomorrow's Engineers Week

Posted: Nov 08, 2016

 

This week is Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.
This is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on engineers and engineering careers. In the hopes it will highlight to young people the incredible things engineers work on and the range of jobs available in the industry.


Engineering companies are projected to need 182,000 people with engineering skills each year up to 2022.

A career in Engineering - Apprenticeship or University?

Posted: Nov 03, 2016

If you’re considering a career in engineering after graduating from secondary school there are two distinct paths that you can take, engineering apprenticeships or a university degree. Each path has pros and cons and each maybe more suitable to different types of learners.

The most obvious distinction between the two is with an engineering apprenticeship you are working, earning and learning on the job from the very start. Whereas with a degree you are purely studying your chosen subject.

Where are all the women?

Posted: Oct 19, 2015

The UK continues to struggle to fulfill its need for skilled engineers yet it’s crazy to uncover how much potential talent is missed with the lack of “women in engineering”. It makes interesting reading to see that from the overall undergraduates majoring in mechanical engineering in 2014 only 16.3% were women and even less at 11.1% majored in Electrical Engineering!

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