The Apprentice Levy is here, but now what?

The Apprentice Levy is here, but now what?

It was only a matter of months ago that the UK engineering community was celebrating the introduction of the Apprentice Levy. Now, as the dust has settled, a survey by Subcon in association with The Engineer has revealed industry professionals think the government could do more. Of those questioned, 72% don’t believe the government is […]

Dirty electric vehicles myth debunked

Dirty electric vehicles myth debunked

Friday 21st April 2017 was a momentous day for the UK power sector. This was the first working day that the nation’s electricity had been generated without using coal power since the industrial revolution. Then, on the 7th June, the National Grid Control Room announced that for the first time renewable power sources – wind, […]

Skills gap research: British teens don’t know how to enter engineering

Skills gap research: British teens don’t know how to enter engineering

A new report from Jobsite (read here) has revealed that as many as 50% of 16 to 18 year olds would consider a career in engineering. That’s significantly higher than many people in our sector would have estimated, given how there’s a shortfall of at least 20,000 skilled workers per year. So, if 50% of […]