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22 May 2013
Begg, 25, is a PhD candidate in the department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and the recipient of the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his life-saving medical devices that improve the safety of puncture access procedures.
10 May 2013
It might be a well-worn cliché but the world really is your oyster as an engineer. We count down some of the world’s hotspots for engineering talent.
08 May 2013
International work experience can significantly increase your employability whether you later return home or remain abroad. It widens your horizons culturally and helps to mark you out as adaptable and go-getting to employers.
03 May 2013
Throughout 2012 we followed engineering volunteer Priya Khetarpal’s experiences of living and working in Peru. After her placement ended she went travelling across South America and shares her experiences with us here…
02 May 2013
Join fellow young professionals on a technical visit, watch your peers present at your local Present Around the World heat or improve your skills at a free to attend Lifeskills workshop.
19 April 2013
The ranks of women engineers are slowly increasing - swelled by an ever-growing number of female recruits determinedly shifting the mindset that the industry is a ‘dirty hands’ business suitable only for men.
17 April 2013
Joining BAE Systems as a 16-year-old apprentice, Charlotte had already been promoted to leading hand by 19. A keen volunteer, she’s worked to promote engineering locally as well as taking a sabbatical to volunteer in Fiji.
12 April 2013
How you respond to a clichéd question alone might not win or lose you a new position, but nonetheless it is important to be adequately prepared for them.
10 April 2013
How can you increase your chances of securing a job with a top employer in the field of engineering and technology? We turn the interview tables and ask recruiters at leading organisations three key questions.
05 April 2013
Looking after your mental health when you’re studying is just as important as taking care of your physical wellbeing, so how do you do it?
03 April 2013
There’s something for everyone this April with lectures, career support, comedy and competitions on offer.
27 March 2013
Tom’s main professional motivation is to reduce the impact we have on the environment as much as possible by finding different ways to decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
22 March 2013
The Internet is a vast depot for job vacancies – and thanks to the proliferation of employment hunting apps it’s now possible to search for that dream job – on the go.
20 March 2013
Advancing trends in technology are giving a revolutionary new approach to data discovery and decision-making. One of the most exciting of these is data visualisation.
15 March 2013
Whether considering university or an apprenticeship, work-related experiences are valuable in confirming choices, says Dr Gordon Mizner, chief executive of EDT.
14 March 2013
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2013, we take a look at two apprentices; one past and one present, and highlight the opportunities their schemes provided.
13 March 2013
Apprenticeships have not only kicked off their image as the poor relation to a degree qualification but are further raising the bar to offer an equivalent to graduate and postgraduate level courses.
11 March 2013
With sales in excess of one million in its first year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation hopes its low-cost computer will enthuse a new generation of coders.
11 March 2013
There are more ways than ever of pursuing a career in the technology sector.
11 March 2013
This year's First Lego League challenged youngsters to build projects to help the elderly.
08 March 2013
Working as a mechanical design and systems engineer means a lot of variety. Rebecca’s work can range from designing in CAD, prototyping and testing, to analytical modelling and tolerance analyses.
06 March 2013
There’s something for everyone this month, with lectures, technical visits, career support, social gatherings, comedy and competitions.
27 February 2013
Not so long ago leaving university with a degree under your belt pretty much guaranteed your chances of obtaining a job. But today’s graduates must be equipped with more than just academic achievement.
22 February 2013
A STEM ambassador, entrepreneur and innovator: Jessica, 18, was rewarded for her many achievements at 2012’s IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year award ceremony.
20 February 2013
As new types of roles appear within growing industries such as telecoms, social media and computing, are traditional engineering skills still important?
13 February 2013
In recent years there has been a great deal of discussion about the importance of employability skills alongside technical qualifications and in today’s high-pressure engineering environments, the ability to problem-solve is likely to form the cornerstone of your endeavours.
06 February 2013
Perfect that CV, find out what graduate skills industry is looking for, or come along on a technical visit.
30 January 2013
Work experience is no longer an optional extra says Dr Gordon Mizner, chief executive of EDT.
25 January 2013
Working as an engineer was very different from what Adil expected as a student, but he’s been happily surprised by the variety and opportunities that come from working within R&D.
18 January 2013
Whether you’re in a job already and wanting a change, or still looking for that first position, the new year is the perfect time to polish your job-hunting strategy.
15 January 2013
Heavy snow and ice can make the journey to work treacherous but we often worry we’ll be penalised if we don’t make it in. Familiarise yourself with company policy before bad weather strikes to make sure you know where you stand.
11 January 2013
Priya’s time as an engineering volunteer in Peru came to an end this Christmas. Here she talks about handing over the work to her successor, and her plans to travel before heading back home…
09 January 2013
Start off 2013 as you mean to go on and make the most of the IET by attending one of its many events.
21 December 2012
As a completion engineer Michael takes projects from conception through to delivery using cutting edge technology along the way. Currently involved in a ‘world first’ project, he is still amazed at the things engineers can do!
20 December 2012
Contrary to perceived wisdom, the holiday season is actually a good time for job hunting.
19 December 2012
A woman who loves the challenge of taking engineering ideas from concept through to manufacture, Yewande has been recognised for her commitment to sustainability and innovation, especially around water supply technology.
17 December 2012
More and more organisations are being targeted in cyber-attacks, and they must get to know their enemy if they are to protect vital networks. Meet the professional, ethical hacker.
17 December 2012
E&T staff and contributors take a punt at predicting what's in and what's out across the seven engineering sectors in 2013.
12 December 2012
Next October, a group of dedicated students from Cambridge University will travel to Australia in an attempt to win an arduous 3,000km marathon in a solar car with the equivalent power of a hairdryer.
07 December 2012
Priya’s now reaching the end of her engineering placement and is sharing the results of her work through a number of presentations and documents. She’s enjoying the last few weeks with her host family before going travelling.
06 December 2012
Working as a software engineer in Paris, France, Charly works on multiple projects with small, focused teams. From the word go he’s been expected to show initiative and has been given multiple opportunities to really prove himself, gaining new skills and experience along the way.
05 December 2012
Christmas lectures, Lifeskills workshops and technical visits galore take place at the start of this festive season.
21 November 2012
Clear communication is one of the employability skills often highlighted as a differentiator by employers, and is also a useful tool for students to master.
17 November 2012
Technology in the classroom has come a long way. From the BBC Micro computer to interactive touchscreens, the education sector has embraced innovative and engaging learning methods.
14 November 2012
When Bisrat Degefa attended the Target Undergraduate of the Year presentation, he got far more than a runners-up place. Impressing a senior manager at Laing O’Rourke, he was asked to help implement a global remote tracking system using RFID.
09 November 2012
John Lees, author of ‘Job Interviews: Top Answers To Tough Questions’ reveals the secrets of getting past interview stress.
07 November 2012
In her latest blog for Students and early career, EWB-UK volunteer Priya discusses her struggles at work and experiencing some of the more traditional aspects of Peruvian life.
02 November 2012
As the first operator to put a 4G mobile network based on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) protocol into action in the UK, EE will have to look abroad to take lessons from other deployments.
01 November 2012
Informative lectures, technical visits, award events and the chance to improve your soft skills.
26 October 2012
As an application engineer Hugo gets to work across a huge variety of areas. In the past year he’s worked on projects covering iris recognition, interest rate forecasting, formula one telemetry, smart energy systems, radar tracking, and banking regulation.
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