• Digital transformation of built environment sector

    The IET is hoping to be heavily involved in any digital transformation of the built environment.

    Rick Hartwig, IET policy lead for built environment, said: “We are inspired by the ambition of the sector deal. The IET is looking forward to playing a role in improving the quality of our built environment and making a step change in productivity. We aim to support the digital transformation of the sector.

  • Surge in STEM subjects

    Pradyumna Pandit, VP Ecobuildings UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric has commented on this summer's A-Levels results with 2% increase in students taking STEM subjects:

    "Amidst the celebrations, it is a relief to see increasing numbers of young people taking advantage of STEM options.

  • Academy upgrades

    Energys Group is helping Ormiston & Brooke Weston Multi-Academy Trusts achieve annual energy savings of £190,000 across 12 Academies

     Energys Group won a competitive tender, worth over £1.7m, to manufacture, supply and install LED lighting to two Academy Trusts.

  • Thousands of young people to benefit from engineering programme with rail giant

    Hitachi Rail is launching a brand new educational programme with Primary Engineer that will see 2,700 5 to 11 year olds learn about engineering with the help of experts in the field.

    The announcement came during Rail Week (8-14 Oct) and the initiative is part of the Year of Engineering campaign. It aims to help tackle a serious shortage of engineers in the UK. On current projections, there will be a gap of 55,000 engineers and skilled workers by 2020, according to the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce, with not enough qualified people to deliver key national projects like HS2, Heathrow expansion and Crossrail 2. 

  • Inspiring the next generation of tradespeople

    Global workwear brand Dickies has partnered with City of Bristol College to support students and apprentices who are preparing for a career in a range of vocational and technical trades and professions.

  • Access denied

    JTL has voiced ‘serious concerns’ over schools’ lack of compliance with the Baker Clause, preventing JTL and other training providers from informing pupils of their options post full time education.