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Kids take to social media for advice from role models

Kids take to social media for advice from role models
A warning has been issued by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) that the lack of suitable role models for school-aged children is hindering the UK’s chances of addressing the engineering skills shortage, following new research showing that more than a quarter (27%) of 10 to 16-year olds don’t feel like they have a role model they can relate to.
17th December 2018

Electrical industry urged to ensure compliance with wiring regulations

Electrical industry urged to ensure compliance with wiring regulations
All electrical contractors must ensure they are up to date with the new requirements for BS 7671:2018, when the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations comes into effect on 1st January 2018. From the New Year all new electrical installations must be designed to comply with the standards and requirements set out in BS 7671:2018. 
11th December 2018

Engineers of the future bring pop trio's music video to life

Engineers of the future bring pop trio's music video to life
Christmas has come early for three school children from Lancashire, Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire after they became the first children to engineer a professional music video, bringing pop trio, New Hope Club’s new video to life. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) teamed up with Blue Peter to help inspire the next generation of British engineers.
7th December 2018


You can always trust an engineer

You can always trust an engineer
Engineering is the fourth most trusted profession in the UK, a new truth league table reveals today.
21st November 2018

Electrical professionals warned of fake IET Wiring Regulations on sale

Electrical professionals warned of fake IET Wiring Regulations on sale
Electrical professionals are being urged by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to ensure that they are using genuine copies of BS 7671:2018, The IET Wiring Regulations. The call comes as the IET has been made aware of a number of counterfeit PDF copies of its publications for sale and distribution through various channels in the past week.
26th September 2018

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has teamed up with iconic BBC television show Blue Peter to offer children the chance to design and engineer aspects of their very own music video for British pop-rock band New Hope Club. Winners will get to meet the band, as well as actively participate in engineering the music video.
14th September 2018

'Tis the season to improvise

'Tis the season to improvise
  Blue Peter craft-maker Konnie Huq has put her Blue Peter powers to practice for a good cause, making Britain’s most popular Christmas toys at home for a fraction of the cost. Huq is supporting a campaign by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to inspire more children to consider careers in engineering.
6th December 2017

R&D competition tasks tech innovators with solving real world challenges

A new initiative launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) is seeking innovative UK small and medium enterprises (SMEs) whose technology can be adapted and commercialised to solve societal and industry challenges in sectors that are new to the company.
26th May 2017

Kids’ tech predictions placed in a time capsule

Kids’ tech predictions placed in a time capsule
To mark the official reopening of London’s global engineering hub at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), school children from across the country were invited to submit their predictions for the future of technology.
28th October 2016

Only 18% of Brits have even heard of a ‘smart city’

Only 18% of Brits have even heard of a ‘smart city’
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has released a new research report, Smart Cities – Time to involve the people, which reveals that only 18% of the British public has heard of a ‘smart city’. The report also reveals low interest in the technologies typically associated with smart cities. For example, only 8% saw a value in being able to order driverless or electric transport from their smart phone.
4th May 2016

Maths until 18: where will teachers come from?

George Osborne announced in The Budget that the Government is considering making studying maths at school compulsory until the age of 18. Paul Davies, Head of Policy, Institution of Engineering and Technology, comments:
17th March 2016

Sharing technical knowledge

Sharing technical knowledge
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), have joined forces to address the current lack of widespread exploitation of horizontal innovation in the business technology community.
22nd January 2016

Who (should) run the world? GIRLS!

Who (should) run the world? GIRLS!
Recognising their ground-breaking work in engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has presented its prestigious Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards to three brilliant young women. All will play an ambassadorial role for the engineering and technology professions in the forthcoming months, promoting engineering careers to girls and young people.
18th December 2015

Compliance to BS EN 61439-3 required from 2016

One of the most vital additions to the updated IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 (introduced in January 2015 by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)) is regulation 421.1.201 which will come into effect on 1st January 2016.
27th November 2015

IET's top five cyber security tips

IET's top five cyber security tips
Hugh Boyes, cyber security expert at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), has issued five top tips to help people to avoid becoming victims of cyber crime. He commented: “With increasing threats to systems and new vulnerabilities emerging daily, we need to raise awareness of the need to improve the cyber security of all the technology we use.”
23rd October 2015

Older & disabled people are missing out on smart phone technology

The benefits of taking action to encourage more older and disabled people to use apps to improve their public transport experience are highlighted in a recent report. Meeting the Needs of Older and Disabled Travellers, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and ITS UK, highlights that over 80% of the over 60s would not use journey planning websites, apps or text messages that can give them valuable travel information to significantly improve their journey. This is a missed opportunity and the report calls for a fresh approach to developing and marketing these technologies to this group according to the company.
14th September 2015

The dangers of fake wiring publications

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has urged all electrical professionals to ensure that they are using genuine copies of its current IET Wiring Regulations. The call comes as the IET has been made aware of a number of counterfeit copies of its publications for sale through various channels. It warns that following misinformation in these fake copies could be devastating for electrical professionals and the general public at large, with missing or corrupted information potentially leading to unsafe work being carried out which could result in fire, electric shock or even death in the most extreme cases.
19th August 2015

Electrical professionals urged to comply with amended standards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology 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 out in BS 7671:2008 incorporating amendment 3:2015.
1st June 2015

IET launches electrical standards in digital format

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the launch of Electrical Standards Plus, a digital suite of publications for all users of the IET Wiring Regulations and expert IET guidance.
20th April 2015

Champions head to World Lego final

Champions head to World Lego final
A team of students has won the UK final of the IET’s FIRST LEGO League (FLL), and will now compete in the World FLL Festival in the USA. 35 teams from across the UK showcased their skills on Sunday; they were judged on their ability to design, build and programme a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot; their presentation and research skills; and how well they cooperate with each other and their competitors.
3rd February 2015


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