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HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt appoints client development director

Independent multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt, is expanding its team with the addition of Director Mark Ainger. The appointment marks the firm’s renewed focus on good business practices amidst the challenges faced by the pandemic and will ...

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New engineering services alliance, Actuate UK launches

A new alliance for the UK engineering services sector has launched today (10 February) to deliver a single, consolidated voice for the sector. Actuate UK is an alliance of eight leading trade, technology, research and professional bodies in engineering services ...

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Edwin James Group investing in future talent

The facilities engineering and technical services company is launching a programme to expand its apprenticeship scheme from 10 to 15 per cent of the total workforce over the next two years. The move marks National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February) and ...

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Report highlights ‘green skills’ deficit to meet Net Zero targets

The Skills4Climate industry report has revealed almost half (48 per cent) of electrotechnical and engineering services employers have said there is ‘insufficient training’ available to enable electricians and other installers to deliver ‘Active’ green technologies necessary to achieve Net Zero ...

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Engineered for success

Between 20–30 per cent of all UK engineers are employed in FM, but the UK faces an engineering skills shortage. Sara Searle, Head of HR & Payroll and Julie Connell HR Generalist at Liebherr, explain how a long running National ...

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NG Bailey’s Freedom acquires HV Services division of Fundamentals Ltd

Freedom, an NG Bailey Group company, has completed the acquisition of the HV Services division of Fundamentals Limited, which will join the Freedom Networks business unit. The acquisition will enable Freedom to extend its range of services in the electricity ...

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Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group to close

After nearly 30 years of actively supporting and promoting the interests of specialist engineering in the construction industry the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has announced it will come to a close early in 2021. The SEC Group currently represents ...

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Engineering sector reports increase in mental health awareness

The vast majority of large electrotechnical and engineering services businesses now train staff as Mental Health First Aiders, according to a survey commissioned by engineering services trade body ECA. Twenty four of the largest ECA Members, with a combined turnover of ...

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Buro Happold hires asset consulting director

Buro Happold has appointed David Green as a Director in a newly created Asset Consulting role. With the retrofit and modernisation of existing assets becoming ever more prominent in the built environment, the appointment is part of the global design ...

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Sodexo launches apprenticeship programme to find future engineers

Sodexo has launched a technical apprenticeship programme to attract new engineering talent and develop a pool of skilled engineers and future managers. The first intake of programme recruits will be enrolled onto a formal three-year maintenance and operations engineering technician ...

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