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....The study found that the senior management at Rolls-Royce is one of the least diverse in the FTSE 100. The engineering group ranked 90th for employing people from ethnic minorities and women at senior levels. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 16th of August 2017 11:01:15 PM
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....The RMT general secretary, Mick Cash, said government policies of holding down wages while allowing fares to rise was a “toxic combination”. He said: “The private operators and government say the rises are necessary to fund investment but the reality is that they are pocketing the profits while passengers are paying more for less with rail engineering work being delayed or cancelled, skilled railway jobs being lost and staff cut on trains, stations and at ticket offices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. During the darkest days of Thatcher’s de-industrialising, high unemployment, beggar-thy-neighbour dystopia of the early 1980s, there was one European leader who offered hope to the beleaguered ranks of industrial workers in the “rust belt” of former mining, steel, engineering, fishing and shipbuilding towns. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Successive governments have cut taxpayer funding of the railways and increased the relative contribution of passengers. Rail unions said that, even as fares rise, rail engineering work is being delayed or cancelled, skilled jobs are being lost and staff are being cut on trains, stations and ticket offices. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Lack of diversity in UK's top firms could hamper post-Brexit trade deals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 11:01:15 PM
....The study found that the senior management at Rolls-Royce is one of the least diverse in the FTSE 100. The engineering group ranked 90th for employing people from ethnic minorities and women at senior levels. ...
Rail users face steepest fare rise in five years as inflation hits 3.6% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 08:32:02 AM
....The RMT general secretary, Mick Cash, said government policies of holding down wages while allowing fares to rise was a “toxic combination”. He said: “The private operators and government say the rises are necessary to fund investment but the reality is that they are pocketing the profits while passengers are paying more for less with rail engineering work being delayed or cancelled, skilled railway jobs being lost and staff cut on trains, stations and at ticket offices. ...
UK commuters brace for rail fares hike of 3.5% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 06:55:16 AM
....Successive governments have cut taxpayer funding of the railways and increased the relative contribution of passengers. Rail unions said that, even as fares rise, rail engineering work is being delayed or cancelled, skilled jobs are being lost and staff are being cut on trains, stations and ticket offices. ...
Jacques Delors foresaw the perils of austerity. How we need his wisdom now | Mark Seddon image
. During the darkest days of Thatcher’s de-industrialising, high unemployment, beggar-thy-neighbour dystopia of the early 1980s, there was one European leader who offered hope to the beleaguered ranks of industrial workers in the “rust belt” of former mining, steel, engineering, fishing and shipbuilding towns. ...
US firm Vantiv to buy British rival Worldpay for £9.3bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 01:55:20 PM
....Days later, Worldpay’s chairman, Sir Mike Rake, said the pound’s slump had “killed” the company’s hopes of leading consolidation in the sector. Other examples of UK companies bought by foreign firms in the wake of the Brexit vote include Cambridge-based Arm Holdings, which was purchased by Japan’s SoftBank for £24bn in July last year, and the engineering group WS Atkins, which was bought by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin for £2. ...
Mazda boosts petrol engine efficiency in fresh blow to diesel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 06:06:32 PM
. One of the world’s largest automotive firms has hailed a technological breakthrough for the petrol engine, in an engineering twist for an industry racing to embrace the electric car. ...
Why are Britain’s banks blaming customers for online banking fraud? | Miles Brignall image
.... Financial fraud cost £2m a day in 2016, with older people disproportionately hit, but until more people follow Ross Anderson’s lead, McEwan and the wider banks sector will continue to pass the buck. Anderson, a professor of security engineering at the University of Cambridge, and one of Britain’s foremost experts on cybersecurity, says he has never banked online – and has no plans to do so. ...
Trial to phase in hydrogen as fuel to begin in north-west image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 11:01:05 PM
....“We want to help demonstrate a pathway to the decarbonisation of heat that is not only lowest cost to UK plc but is minimally invasive to customers. Any government policy which requires customers making different choices is very difficult,” said David Parkin, the engineering director at Cadent. ...
No more heavy loads: experts develop greener, lighter washing machine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:19:34 PM
....The idea for the project came from Tochi Tech, a design company working with researchers and students at the university to find innovative and sustainable solutions to appliance manufacturing. Prof Amin Al-Habaibeh, an expert in intelligent engineering systems, and Knight, who is from south-east London, designed the device in collaboration with Tochi Tech. ...
Sky chief gets £11.5m share payout as it reports profits slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 08:50:21 AM
....”. These plans include the creation of the 300 new tech roles, which will increase its software engineering workforce by 25%, for its Sky Labs operations in Milan, Leeds and London to keep pace with rivals such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Drop in wind energy costs adds pressure for government rethink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of July 2017 05:03:35 PM
. Onshore windfarms could be built in the UK for the same cost as new gas power stations and would be nearly half as expensive as the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, according to a leading engineering consultant. ...
Grayling sparks fury by scrapping rail electrification plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 11:21:48 AM
....Plans to make the railway network faster, greener and cleaner by electrifying lines have been scrapped by the government after massive budget overruns, prompting fury at “years of broken promises”. The plans to modernise the line from Cardiff to Swansea, the Midland mainline and tracks in the Lake District were dropped on Thursday after Network Rail spent huge sums on engineering works, with costs in the Great Western region alone going as much as £1. ...
HS2 cost concerns as NAO uncovers £2.7m in redundancy payouts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 02:41:26 PM
....It comes in a week when the first major contracts, worth £6. 6bn, were awarded for civil engineering works, including a £1. ...
HS2 contracts worth £6.6bn awarded by UK government image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 08:08:45 AM
....Construction work is due to begin next year on new stations, tunnels, embankments and viaducts on the London to Birmingham line, which forms the first phase of the controversial HS2 project. The civil engineering alone is expected to create 16,000 jobs. ...
How economics became a religion | John Rapley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 05:00:01 AM
.... This preoccupation with order and coherence may be less a function of the method than of its practitioners. Studies of personality traits common to various disciplines have discovered that economics, like engineering, tends to attract people with an unusually strong preference for order, and a distaste for ambiguity. ...
Why a population of, say, 15 million makes sense for Australia image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 04:54:13 AM
....Despite endless political and media obfuscation, this is an entirely different issue from assisting refugees, to whom we can afford to be much more generous. • Peter Martin is a lecturer at the school of natural and built environments at the University of South Australia, James Ward is a lecturer in water and environmental engineering at the University of South Australia and Paul Sutton is a professor at the department of geography and the environment at the University of Denver. ...
Major rail disruption looms in August as stations are closed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 12:52:08 PM
. Rail passengers have been warned to prepare for unprecedented disruption on journeys into London this August, with thousands of trains cancelled or delayed as engineering works closes some of Britain’s biggest stations. ...
Heathrow hotel operator drafts £6.7bn cheaper third runway plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 02:42:29 PM
....Urging the government to consider the revised scheme, Arora, a group worth £258m whose owners – Surinder Arora and family – are new entrants to the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List, said it would also improve parking proposals and reduce the site area by 20%. The plans were created with a team of consultants including the US engineering firm Bechtel. ...
Fuel savers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:12:32 PM
.... . Chinese tech giant Huawei and Singaporean engineering firm Keppel recently announced that they have teamed up for a new AI-powered project. ...
Worldpay buyout by Vantiv reignites debate over foreign takeovers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 03:04:35 PM
....The cash-and-shares offer makes Worldpay the latest British company to be snapped up by a foreign buyer after the Brexit vote, which triggered a sharp fall in the value of the pound. Cambridge-based Arm Holdings was bought by Japan’s SoftBank for £24bn last July, and other deals include the engineering group WS Atkins, which was bought by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin for £2. ...
Poorest students will finish university with £57,000 debt, says IFS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:01:12 PM
.... “However, their incentives have shifted towards providing low-cost subjects. This does not sit comfortably with the government’s intention to promote typically high-cost Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. ...
Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train is five times over budget, says NAO image
....Network Rail said it was a “complex and challenging” project but would deliver real benefits for thousands of daily commuters. Rob McIntosh, the route managing director, said it had incorporated more engineering work than originally planned. ...
F1 tech for babies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:04:53 PM
....". Rival F1 team McLaren also has its own engineering and design spin-off - McLaren Applied Technologies - which has contributed its expertise to a diverse range of companies, from cycle-maker Specialized, to deep-sea drilling firm Ecofisk. ...
Hinkley Point C: the government should start planning alternatives | Nils Pratley image
....That dire circumstance remains some way off, but it can’t be ignored. What if real engineering problems follow? What if EDF’s projected returns fall to 7%, which would be closer to the company’s cost of capital? Would EDF seek better terms knowing that Hinkley is scheduled to provide 7% of our electricity?. ...
Rolls-Royce vows to protect 7,000 jobs with £150m investment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:04:16 AM
. Rolls-Royce has pledged to protect 7,000 engineering jobs in the east Midlands as part of a £150m investment, its largest single outlay in the UK for more than a decade. ...
Rolls-Royce safeguards 7,000 jobs in East Midlands image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 09:30:43 AM
....Rolls-Royce has secured more than 7,000 jobs in the East Midlands after announcing its biggest single investment in the UK for over a decade. The engineering giant said it would be investing the majority of the £150m in a new test bed in Derby. ...
‘Think about becoming a personal trainer’ – our work expert responds image
....My partner began a degree in PE and education but never completed it, partly because the course wasn’t right for him. After travelling abroad and doing a series of seemingly random jobs, he is back in the UK and working in an engineering job, which pays minimum wage, is very physically demanding and dangerous at times. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
.... Most recently venture capitalist David Bonderman resigned from Uber’s board of directors last Tuesday evening after making a sexist comment at the all-staff meeting where the Holder report’s recommendations were presented. Other executives to have left this year include president Jeff Jones, senior vice-president of engineering Amit Singhal, head of policy and communications Rachel Whetstone, vice-president of maps Brian McClendon, vice-president of product and growth Ed Baker and head of finance Gautam Gupta. ...
My partner wants a job in sport and education – how should he approach it? image
....My partner began a degree in PE and education but never completed it, partly because the course wasn’t right for him. After travelling abroad and doing a series of seemingly random jobs, he is back in the UK and working in an engineering job, which pays minimum wage, is physically demanding and dangerous at times. ...
Instagram co-founder: ‘you have to be willing to disrupt yourself’ image
....We also have very complementary skills. I bring a lot of the technology and engineering side; he brings a lot of product sense and design. ...
Jaguar Land Rover to recruit 5,000 staff after record year of sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:50:45 PM
.... The exchange-rate effect has also flattered the earnings of those companies with big overseas earnings. JLR, owned by India’s Tata group, said that more than 1,000 of the new 5,000 engineering recruits would be electronic and software engineers. ...
Complex chain of companies that worked on Grenfell Tower raises oversight concerns image
....Grenfell Tower appeared among the case studies listed on a section of Artelia’s website headed “cost management” on Thursday morning but had disappeared by the end of the day. The building services engineering firm Max Fordham was also commissioned as a specialist consultant, according to the report. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....A person who answered the UK company’s telephone said it had been advised not to comment. According to the removed page of the Witt website, it handed over the “prestigious project” to a Birmingham-based building service engineering company called JS Wright & Co. ...
Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:36:50 PM
....The COO position has yet to be filled, and in the meantime, the company has seen a mass exodus of executives. Among the recent departures are president Jeff Jones, senior vice-president of engineering Amit Singhal, head of policy and communications Rachel Whetstone, vice-president of maps Brian McClendon, vice-president of product and growth Ed Baker, and head of finance Gautam Gupta. ...
Plane makes emergency landing in Sydney after hole appears in engine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:30:43 AM
.... Despite the havoc, passengers applauded airline staff for their professionalism. Tony Cable, an engineering aircraft accident investigator, said pictures of the engine did not show “sooting”, evidence that might indicate an engine fire. ...
German firms grapple with UK poll result image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:19:21 AM
....Yet the reaction has not been unanimously favourable. Some, including the quietly influential VDMA - which represents German engineering firms, said they feared a hung parliament or minority government would derail negotiations for months, or kick them into the long grass, leading to far greater uncertainty. ...
Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:14:58 PM
.... . Several high-placed executives resigned amid the turbulence, including a former head of engineering, who had failed to disclose harassment complaints at his former employer. ...
Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:30:13 AM
.... And it is at this scale of activity that the guiding ideology of the internet of things comes into clearest focus. The strongest and most explicit articulation of this ideology in the definition of a smart city has been offered by the house journal of the engineering company Siemens: “Several decades from now, cities will have countless autonomous, intelligently functioning IT systems that will have perfect knowledge of users’ habits and energy consumption, and provide optimum service . ...
Qatar row: Economic impact threatens food, flights and football image
....More significant though would be if Egypt issued a similar ban. According to one recent report about 180,000 Egyptians live in Qatar - with many involved in engineering, medicine and law as well as construction. ...
Is deep sea mining vital for a greener future – even if it destroys ecosystems? image
....”. “Everyone is watching anxiously for Nautilus,” says Henk van Muijen, at Royal IHC, a Dutch marine engineering firm. ...
Rise in housebuilding boosts construction sector in May image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:39:01 AM
....6 seen in January 2014. However, the survey found there had been solid rises across the whole sector in May, including in civil engineering and commercial building. ...
Another Uber executive quits but losses improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:41:41 AM
....The case involves the alleged theft of self-drive technology from an Alphabet subsidiary. Other high-profile departures include vice-president of product Ed Baker; Uber president Jeff Jones; vice-president of engineering Amit Singhal; policy and communications chief Rachel Whetstone - a Briton; and the head of mapping, Brian McClendon. ...
G4S rejoins FTSE 100 as Debenhams drops out of FTSE 250 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:56:36 PM
....Also moving into the FTSE 250 are: IT services company FDM Group; hedge fund Pershing Square Holdings; fertiliser company Sirius Minerals; and the Georgian TBC Bank Group. Leaving the FTSE 250 along with Debenhams and AO World are: the intellectual property group, Allied Minds; investment specialist, BH Macro; engineering business Keller; and private equity firm SVG Capital. ...
Bumper bonus: four directors grab £40m each in City payday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:58:59 AM
....The four top directors at UK turnaround specialist Melrose Industries are to share a bonus pot of £160m in one of the biggest corporate paydays in the City. The UK-listed engineering firm said on Wednesday it would pay out share bonuses to its three co-founders and the finance chief under a five-year incentive plan, which was approved by investors in 2012. ...
Back to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:09:28 PM
...."The Skanska job was the first to hit all the boxes. It was part-time, location-wise it was flexible and it was relevant to my engineering skills," she says. ...
British sports car maker Lotus bought by China's Geely image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:28:43 AM
....It was effectively locked out of United States in 2015 when its airbags failed to comply with new car safety regulations, but Lotus returned to the American market last summer. While the Lotus car company has not been involved in Formula 1 racing since the 1990s it runs an engineering consultancy selling sports car technology. ...
Oil bosses have given £390,000 to Tories under Theresa May image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 05:00:43 AM
....Alexander Temerko is a Ukrainian-born businessman and former deputy chairman of the Russian Yukos Oil Company. He is now the director of oil engineering giant OGN Group, and has given £63,800 since last July. ...
Sterling's fall buoys UK manufacturers as export orders rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 01:17:38 PM
....Factories also enjoyed strong demand from domestic customers, driving total order books to the highest level in more than two years, according to the CBI’s latest industrial trends survey. In a further sign of strength, output at Britain’s factories grew at the fastest pace since December 2013, underpinned by the mechanical engineering and chemicals sectors. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....”. Ben Russell, group chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings – which recruits for construction, engineering, warehousing and manufacturing – said: “Transline has been a growing force within the industrial recruitment industry for nearly three decades. ...
General election 2017: Tory housing plan 'paid from existing budget' image
....In other general election news, Jeremy Corbyn's party said it would impose a tax on financial transactions to raise billions of pounds for public services. The Lib Dems, meanwhile, are offering a cash incentive to engineering and technology graduates who sign up for the armed forces. ...
Tory donor questioned by SFO over corruption claims at Petrofac image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 04:47:44 PM
....Petrofac employed Unaoil for consultancy work in Kazakhstan between 2002 and 2009. Unaoil was also hired to work in various parts of the world by the British engineering company Rolls-Royce, which recently admitted corruption and bribery after an SFO investigation. ...
Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 02:59:06 PM
.... But the current contract runs out in 2018, halfway through Brexit talks. One way for the UK’s nuclear industry to get back on the front foot after leaving would be to focus on a new generation of mini-reactors, according to a leading engineering body. ...
Drone home: Amazon to triple R&D staff at Cambridge base image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:06:16 PM
....Amazon is to more than triple its research and development team in Cambridge working on tech innovations such as its Alexa digital assistant, delivery drones and Echo smart speaker. The US online retailer is opening a new building in the city with room for 400 experts in mathematical modelling, speech science, machine learning and “knowledge engineering”. ...
Accounting watchdog to investigate KPMG over Rolls-Royce audit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:22:01 AM
. The UK’s accounting watchdog has begun an investigation into KPMG’s audit of Rolls-Royce, after the engineering group settled a bribery case with the Serious Fraud Office earlier this year. ...
Tata deal with Liberty House saves 1,700 UK steel jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:40:38 AM
....Gupta said the deal represented “a big vote of confidence in the future of British industry”. He added: “With the right business model and an innovative approach, the UK steel and engineering sectors can recover and thrive. ...
Liberty House creates 300 extra steel jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:51:57 AM
....It said it was making multi-million-pound investments to secure the future of five sites across the North of England and West Midlands. The acquisition will make Liberty one of the largest steel and engineering employers in the UK, with more than 4,500 workers. ...
Where oil rigs go to die image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:30:18 AM
.... She had once spent a month in the hold of a stranded bulk carrier off Cuba, without the means to wash, except when a rainstorm gathered, at which point she trotted up on to deck in her bikini. Her life as a salvor seemed to require that she be in possession of a crazy array of skills: seamanship, engineering, calculus, rope climbing, parkour, mild piracy, among others. ...
Samsung crane collapse kills six workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 04:01:15 AM
....He added no Total employees were among those killed or hurt. Samsung Heavy Industries is the world's third biggest shipbuilder, and is also involved in other engineering work. ...
HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project image
.... Yet controversy over contract awards, and now the calling of a snap election, has threatened more uncertainty and delay. Last week, a Commons select committee was told that a whistleblower’s intervention had led to the overturning of a £170m HS2 contract award to CH2M, the engineering consultancy which has had executives seconded, then hired, to run HS2 Ltd itself. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
.... According to news magazine Der Spiegel, Sergej W had carried out his military service in 2008, where he worked as a electrician supporting an army medical unit. Other reports in the German press pointed out that Sergej W has completed an apprenticeship prize as a electronics technician, winning an educational prize for technical engineering in July 2015. ...
Russia's secret image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:17:03 PM
.... But it is in many other countries around the world. Several studies confirm that all too often girls' early interest in Stem subjects - science, technology, engineering and maths - fizzles out and never recovers. ...
Llanrwst fatal fire: blaze started 'in or around dryer' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 01:50:22 PM
.... in trying to establish a precise failure. "It is not the role of the coroner to set himself up as an engineering expert. ...
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Weetabix sold to US firm after breakfast cereal fails to catch on in China image
....Unite, the UK’s largest union, said it had requested an urgent meeting with the new owner of Weetabix to gain assurances on jobs. Unite represents more than 110 workers, including engineering and technical staff, at Weetabix’s UK plants in Burton Latimer and Corby. ...
Brazil's Odebrecht to pay $2.6bn fine for corruption image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 05:35:57 PM
. A US judge has formally fined Brazil's engineering giant Odebrecht $2. ...
Toshiba warns over its survival as it forecasts £7bn losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:36:52 PM
....Toshiba, one of the biggest names in consumer electronics, has warned it is facing annual losses of more than £7bn and the future of the company is in doubt as a result of financial turmoil at its nuclear power plant construction business. The Japanese company finally released third quarter results, after twice delaying publication while auditors attempted to quantify the scale of the problems at Toshiba’s US nuclear engineering subsidiary Westinghouse, which filed for bankruptcy last month. ...
Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox image
.... We have far and away the largest digital economy in Europe, but it is shockingly monolithic: according to Tech City’s 2017 Tech Nation report, men outnumber women three to one in more than half of our digital businesses. Imagine a Britain where more girls chose Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers and more women built our tech products and services. ...
‘I’m not asking you to put on an act’ – our work expert responds image
.... itunbridge. • Competition is fierce as funding is under pressure, especially for the non-STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and you will need to accept that the first steps will be a series of post-doc research grants and will be insecure and may require travel/relocation. ...
Gender pay gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
.... . The industry body for engineering and manufacturing, EEF, says its partners - which include Tata Steel and Rolls-Royce - are bracing themselves. ...
Should we legislate against the gender pay gap? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 01:25:35 PM
....". More needed to be done to get young girls into "all important" science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, Ms O'Keefe added. ...
A touch too difficult to get  a refund from Motorola image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:00:13 AM
....A spokesman for Lenovo, which supplies the handsets, says: “We are disappointed to learn of the customer’s experience with our device and our after-sales service. We pride ourselves on the quality of our engineering, and our team will be contacting the customer directly to resolve the situation. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
....One of the companies working with GET is Renishaw. The engineering firm needs a steady supply of skilled workers for its very specialised work in making products for dentistry, brain surgery and advanced manufacturing. ...
Imagination Technologies' shares plunge after Apple ends contract image
....Apple is not just Imagination's biggest customer, it also owns a stake in the business and had been in discussions to take it over completely at one point. Apple has, however, hired several former Imagination workers including the former chief operating officer and hardware engineering boss. ...

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