Posts tagged with ‘IET’

  • Engineering body comments on potential causes of London tower block fire

    By Debbie Eales on June 14, 2017
              The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), publisher of the IET Wiring Regulations which set the standards for electrical installation in the UK, outlines some of the possible causes of the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower, West London. Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) said: “This is […]
  • Bridging the skills gap is key for growth, says NAPIT

    By Debbie Eales on April 18, 2016
    While the construction industry is seeing positive growth, various reports are suggesting that the construction skills gap is still holding back businesses from truly taking advantage. NAPIT say that dedicated, industry training courses could be the solution. Construction activity increased for the eleventh straight quarter over the last three months of 2015, but firms are still struggling to recruit the […]
  • New IET Bursary Scheme boosts support for engineering students and apprentices from challenging backgrounds

    By Debbie Eales on March 28, 2016
    The Engineering Horizons Bursaries will give at least six engineers £1,000 per year to support their education and training The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is launching a major new bursary scheme aimed at ensuring students and apprentices who have overcome obstacles or personal challenges get their chance to pursue their passion for engineering. The Engineering Horizons prize scheme […]
  • IET invests £3 million in education to tackle lack of engineers in industry

    By Debbie Eales on February 5, 2016
    Female Diamond Jubilee scholar numbers fall this year highlighting need to encourage more women into industry The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced that, along with its partners, it is investing £3 million over the next five years to nurture and support young talent in the industry. Through its Diamond Jubilee Scholarship programme, the IET has awarded 102 scholarships […]
  • Free to attend IET events attract key speakers

    By Debbie Eales on January 21, 2016
    The Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) is hosting two free events in the London region, which are of interest to building services professionals and environmental engineers. A measured approach to decision-making Speaker: Peter Kelley Venue/date/time: The Adelaide pub, Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU, Wed February 3rd 2016 at 7:15 for 7:30pm start. Synopsis Real-world measurements inform decision-making in engineering, construction, […]
  • IET urges electrical professionals to ensure all new installations comply with required Standard

    By Debbie Eales on June 3, 2015
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has urged all electrical professionals to ensure that they are familiar with the standards set out in the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment 3:2015. The call comes as 1st July 2015 marks the date from which all new electrical installations must be designed to comply with the standards and requirements set […]
  • IET search for the UK’s brightest sparks as Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards open

    By Debbie Eales on April 30, 2015
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has opened its call for entries to find the most gifted apprentices and technicians. The awards will present an opportunity for three apprentices and technicians to walk away with £1,000 each. Prizes are up for grabs for an apprentice, a technician and an Armed Forces technician and, in addition to the money, they […]