When many of us hear the word “construction”, our immediate thoughts turn to scenes of cranes, bulldozers and men wearing hard hats. And while these images do depict one aspect of construction, they’re not the whole blueprint… This archetypal construction worker is shifting: firstly because more and more women are entering the industry (even though Continue reading..
Engineering is responsible for making things work – and so hands-on, practical skills are the lifeblood of the industry (and its closely linked partner, manufacturing). Of course then, apprenticeships and engineering make for the perfect match: an opportunity to get to grips with a hands-on discipline, hands on. During an apprenticeship, you will combine study Continue reading..
The telephone, the ATM, and the hypodermic syringe. All three engineering triumphs made The Radio Times’ 50 greatest British inventions list. All very different creations, but all equally invaluable to society – and very much indicative of the UK’s thriving engineering past, to which of course many modern developments can be indebted. Engineering is a Continue reading..
At a time when fossil fuel prices are on the rise, energy security is becoming increasingly political and there is a rising tide of sentiment towards becoming more responsible for climate change, clean energy is becoming a “must-have” alternative. By 2020, Europe has pledged to have renewables generating 20% of all of its power needs Continue reading..