All Careers Advice

  • The Government is investing in a large range of infrastructure projects over the coming years but there is widespread concern that the engineering industry, dogged by a colossal skills shortage, won’t be able to keep up.
  • The aerospace sector has always been at the forefront of technological change, and now it is spearheading a change that worries many: a shift towards automated manufacturing. But will this, as many fear, signal a reduction in jobs, or is it an opportunity to redefine manufacturing skills for the ...
  • The Royal Academy of Engineering is inviting applications for its Global Grand Challenges Competition, which will see five UK teams attending an event in Washington DC later in the year.
  • Despite some notable efforts, the engineering community still has a long way to go in building a more diverse culture writes Dr Hayaatun Sillem, deputy chief executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Our last poll of 2016 focused on automation and was prompted by Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s warning that automation technology will put millions of jobs at risk.
  • Semta, the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance, has announced the shortlist for its 2017 awards.
  • Manufacturers’ organisation EEF has published a list of the top ten myths and facts about engineering in a bid to attract more young people into the profession.
  • A new BBC programme may have found the ideal formula to make engineering attractive
  • Jaguar Land Rover is engaging with over 90 female students aged 15-18 who have a keen interest in pursuing engineering careers.
  • Andrew Smyth, the Rolls Royce engineer who appeared in the final of this year’s Great British Bake Off, has been teaching youngsters about construction using gingerbread.
  • Jake Egbers is a finance and strategy analyst for BP Castrol. Having studied mechanical engineering at university, and worked in a commercial arm of BP as part of his degree, he decided a business role in the engineering world would be a good fit. The Student Engineer caught up with him to find o...
  • Graham Schuhmacher MBE is an Independent Skills Training Partner and former Head of Learning Services at Rolls-Royce. In an article based on topics from his new book, he examines the challenges involved in meeting the skills shortage.
  • Most people agree that increased productivity is a good thing and last week the chancellor Philip Hammond underlined the Tories’ commitment to boosting output in his Autumn Statement.
  • Ray Coyle, CEO of additive manufacturing company, GROW, discusses how the complex ideas at the heart of engineering can be presented in an engaging fashion.
  • While many of the UK’s freshers enjoyed a summer off, William Savage and Gian Sebastian were at work – for Aston Martin.
  • The success of the UK’s automotive sector is leading to lots of exciting engineering opportunities throughout the supply chain. Evelyn Adams reports
  • A new report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF has shown that engineering grads can now expect to earn £28,000 per year on average, up 4 per cent on last year’s figure of £26,890.
  • Former Liverpool John Moores University student Jessica Hollingworth recently received the Learner of the Year award from the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).
  • The news that celebrated UK inventor James Dyson is to open his own institute to train engineers has been widely welcomed.
  • Birmingham New Street Station and Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Stadium have been named among the winners at this year’s Structural Awards.