Engineering makes a significant contribution to the UK economy. In 2015 it generated 25 percent of the UK’s total GDP (£420.5 billion).1 It is therefore essential that we support this industry by supplying both investment and talent in order to enhance its growth and continue to compete with global organizations. Whilst the UK has a strong history of success in engineering, this alone cannot be relied upon to maintain the industry, and without a ready supply of resources, there is always the risk that UK based organizations will move abroad. Earlier this year, Dyson announced that it will be moving its head office to Singapore and, whilst this may be due to the current political landscape, it is clearly more important than ever that we support both new and existing engineering companies to retain and build the industry. One very important consideration is the supply of qualified people to fulfill the wide variety of roles associated with engineering. According to Engineering UK, the annual shortfall of people with the right engineering skills was as high as 59,000 in 2018.1 We must therefore encourage more people to pursue careers in engineering and reach out to new avenues of previously untapped potential.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Leading-edge software and training gains competitive edge for Innovative Refrigeration Industrial Systems.
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing’s Huntsville, Ala. assembly plant overcomes multiple challenges to build safely and environmentally responsibly..
ONCE UPON A TIME ALL HUMANS HAD DARK SKIN
Skin color, eye color, and hair texture are the primary ways human bodies adapt to intense sunlight in the tropics.
ON THE WATERFRONT
East Coast Repair and Fabrication (ECR) provides ship repair, marine construction and industrial fabrication services.
FMCGS GET OFF THE SHELF
FMCGs (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) are challenged by booming online retailing during COVID-19. Atos offers a digital playbook for continued success. David Soyka reports.
JACK DANIEL'S STORY
Jack Daniel’s is the most iconic whiskey in the world. Here’s the story on how the Tennessee whiskey maker builds on tradition.
FL PORTS FOCUS ON STRATEGIC INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS
Plans for $3 billion in infrastructure investments over the next 5 years will strengthen seaports’ role in global commerce
SPARTECH'S PAULDING, OHIO PLANT ADAPTS, CREATES JOBS
Spartech’s Paulding, Ohio plant has swiftly pivoted to plexiglass and now has plans to hire approximately 30 new full-time employees.
SOLVAY AND BOEING PARTNER ON COVID-19 FACE SHIELDS
“Supersonic” collaboration between strategic partners Solvay and Boeing is yielding over 38,000 face shields to protect healthcare workers.
SPARTECH DONATION AIDS IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
Spartech has donated essential plastic materials to a company making face shields in the fight against COVID-19.
“Put It on the List”
I went over everything Alex needed to do while I was away. Burp the pickles. Water the plants. Drain the compost. All he said was…
UBER TO RECRUIT 20,000 UK DRIVERS ON POST-LOCKDOWN DEMAND
Uber plans to recruit 20,000 more drivers in the United Kingdom to help fill swelling demand for rides as the country’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.
Secret Pentagon Warning
U.S. BRACES FOR WORLD WAR 3!
‘BRITCOIN' DIGITAL CURRENCY BEING CONSIDERED BY UK
British authorities are exploring the possibility of creating a new digital currency that Treasury chief Rishi Sunak touted as “Britcoin.”
CHEF JUDY JOO: We'll Be Back STRONGER THAN EVER
THE CELEBRITY COOK AND RESTAURATEUR TALKS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID ON THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY— AND WHAT DINING OUT WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE.
The U.K. Wants to Clean Up Space
The amount of debris in orbit is an increasing danger—and a potential market opportunity
Bumper UK race fleets forecast
A bumper racing season in the UK is being predicted this summer as the easing of restrictions to social gatherings meets pent up appetite for competitive events. The largest is likely to be the Round the Island Race, which takes place on 3 July, followed by Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race in August, both of which could see boosted fleet numbers.
EPIC GAMES COMPLAINS ABOUT APPLE TO UK COMPETITION WATCHDOG
Epic Games submitted a complaint this week about Apple’s alleged “monopolistic practices” to the U.K. competition watchdog, which is investigating the iPhone maker over concerns it has a dominant position in app distribution.
There Must Have Been Something in the Water
If The Beatles never happened, if the British invasion never occurred, then music fans around the world would more than likely never have been exposed to some of the finest white blues singers that the U.K. produced between 1964 and 1970.
AI’S ROLE IN THE COVID VACCINATION PROCESS