Why policy collaboration is critical to introducing electric vehicles

Transport is one of the UK’s greatest emitters. Vehicles account for one-third of the country’s carbon emissions, making them an obvious target in the government’s plans to reduce...

19 Nov 2020 Read more

Recognising the important role of water engineers

Recognising the important role of water engineers The role of a water resources engineer is one that has a direct impact on everyone’s lives, even if they know little about it. At a basic ...

09 Nov 2020 Read more

Poaching policymakers – just how far will Facebook go?

Amid growing concerns that Facebook is attempting – and succeeding – to influence the government, it has been revealed that the tech giant has recruited ten former policy officials over...

21 Oct 2020 Read more

Co-location developments: A new challenge for structural engineers

As the global population continues to steadily increase, so does the popularity of co-location developments.  By 2050, the population is expected to reach 9.7 billion – and, unsurprisin...

31 Aug 2020 Read more

Is it possible to manage the collision of Covid-19 and Brexit?

Navigating a worldwide pandemic was never going to be easy, especially in the midst of a global economic depression. Pair that with the UK’s departure from the EU, and it’s safe to say ...

03 Aug 2020 Read more

Sustaining skills in a post-Covid world: a vision for the future

In the second part of our series on sustaining skills in a post-Covid world, we take a look at how a post-Covid recovery will draw upon rebuilding business functions, and how candidates need to be ...

20 Jul 2020 Read more

Sustaining skills in a post-Covid world: recognising opportunity

In part one of our series on sustaining skills in a post-Covid world, we take a look at the shifting workforce trends and the ongoing importance of assessing your own skill set. Across a range o...

17 Jul 2020 Read more

Is the 'Golden Age' for engineering now?

As Covid-19 has swept across the globe, engineers have been lending their equipment and expertise to the healthcare industry. Biomedical engineers have been dubbed the ‘hidden heroes’ o...

01 Jul 2020 Read more

Extending your talent pool

There is great value to be found in growing and strengthening your talent pool. As a long-term strategy, it will allow you to fill the positions you need more efficiently, and with higher quality c...

26 Jun 2020 Read more

Connecting with policy makers – five practical tips

As Covid-19 has swept across the globe, advising and engaging with policy makers is one of the most effective ways for a research body or corporate organisation to get their side of the story heard...

26 Jun 2020 Read more

5 tips for providing feedback to your remote workforce

The value of delivering feedback to an individual, team or department within a company can never be underestimated. It is with this guidance that employees can develop and improve upon the job in h...

15 Jun 2020 Read more

What can public affairs specialists can take onboard for a post-Covid world?

The global pandemic is changing the face of politics, society, government and business as we know it. In fact, very few industries are immune to the complications that we are faced with as a result...

01 Jun 2020 Read more

Three engineering companies that are helping in the current crisis

The engineering sector is moving into the spotlight as it helps in the battle against Covid-19. As countries across the globe work tirelessly to ensure that their healthcare systems are protected a...

20 May 2020 Read more

Our Guide to Remote Onboarding

Companies of all sizes, sectors and locations are continuing to work remotely as they seek to maintain their usual business functions. This is emphasised following the Prime Minister's announce...

11 May 2020 Read more

Our 5 top tips for managing video interviews

As the lockdown continues, there is an increasing need to look to new ways to maintain the hiring process. For a wide cross-section of industries, utilising video interviewing software to find the ...

17 Apr 2020 Read more

Virtual Interviews: Top Five Tips for Candidates 

With signs that the lockdown is going to remain in place for the foreseeable future, if you are looking for a new job then you will need to be prepared to do any interviews remotely. This can feel ...

16 Apr 2020 Read more

Policing the internet: Freedom of speech vs protection

It’s a discussion that’s been brewing for a long time. In a world where every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, 136,000 photos are shared to Facebook and 474,000 tweet...

10 Apr 2020 Read more

What does the delay to IR35’s implementation mean for businesses?

When the government announced earlier this month that the execution of the IR35 reforms would be delayed for a year – with our nation solely focused on tackling the Covid-19 pandemic – ...

06 Apr 2020 Read more

5 tips to make working from home a success

Much of the UK’s working population currently finds itself faced with the very real prospect of weeks – and potentially months – of working from home lying ahead of them. The...

20 Mar 2020 Read more

Engineering inventions that changed the 21st century

Can you remember what life was like in the year 2000? The turn of the century brought us the millennium dome, Big Brother, The Sims, Coldplay, and some truly retro mobile phones. There were even...

11 Mar 2020 Read more

The BBC licence fee: does it still have its place?

If you’re looking to spark a debate just pose the question: should we still have to pay the BBC licence fee? While there has been increased media coverage on this issue in recent months, t...

06 Mar 2020 Read more

Five ways the IoT is already improving lives

The Internet of Things (IoT) doesn’t just have the potential to improve our lives. It already is.  While we’re all relatively familiar with asking Alexa to turn on the lights, o...

21 Feb 2020 Read more

The future jobs market - How will engineering innovations change the way we recruit?

The long-awaited fourth industrial revolution has finally come of age, bringing with it a multitude of possibilities born from cutting edge developments in technology. Naturally, the impressive...

30 Oct 2019 Read more

Six engineering jobs that didn’t exist ten years ago

In an age where technological innovation underpins economic competitiveness, the engineering sector sits on the frontline of transformation. For new entrants and budding students, the pace of this ...

14 Oct 2019 Read more

Will new technologies lead to a resurgence in manufacturing?

If you’ve been reading the headlines lately, you might think that the future of UK manufacturing hangs in the balance, following several high-profile redundancy announcements. From Honda&rsqu...

01 Oct 2019 Read more

Routes into Public Affairs: what do you need to consider?

Often referred to as lobbyists, public affairs practitioners enjoy a highly rewarding and varied career that sees them at the frontline of policy development. These professionals draw on their unde...

16 Sep 2019 Read more

Why is it important to consider succession planning in engineering?

Put simply, succession planning means putting in place actions to ensure the future growth of your company by making sure there is someone available to fill key roles should the need arise. Unfortu...

22 Aug 2019 Read more

Who do you need to hire to build an effective team?

The most successful leadership teams are those that comprise of a well-balanced blend of talent who bring different strengths to the table. Of course, the talent you need will depend on the stage y...

16 Aug 2019 Read more

What impact has Brexit had on hiring in public affairs?

In the three years since the EU referendum, politics has been in a permanent state of flux, while the value of the pound has ensured a wild ride for traders and the public have waited patiently for...

05 Aug 2019 Read more

Women in engineering – where are they?

It’s a shocking fact that the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe. There are 5.6 million people employed in the sector across the country, but only one ...

25 Jul 2019 Read more

Charisma is key: Hiring lessons from the Tory leadership battle

Whatever your views, it’s clear that we’re at a crossroads when it comes to politics in Britain. By the end of this month, we’ll have a new Prime Minister whose first job will be ...

04 Jul 2019 Read more
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