Friday, September 24, 2021

Apprenticeship schemes deliver mutual benefit for business and young people

At any one time there are between 12,000 and 20,000 apprenticeships offered on the government apprenticeships page at a variety of companies large and...

Seminars to help construction industry protect wild habitats in urban areas

A new series of webinars and podcasts will discuss the ways in which the construction industry can better protect the UK’s biodiversity and wild...

Student competition showcases innovative designs to reconnect people with nature

Environmental charity Hubbub has announced the winners of its 2021 sustainable design competition for students, Design By Nature. Students (and recent graduates) across the UK were challenged to get back to nature, with briefs inspired by the idea that ‘Good things happen when we connect people to nature’.

Can hiring equipment bridge a skills gap?

The UK skills shortage has been amplified as a result of COVID-19, according to research which has apparently found that site managers are not...

The carbon capture race, and what it means for jobs

How big a challenge is presented by the task of removing CO2 from the atmosphere in accordance with climate targets? How far have we...

Sponsored Content: Water jetting academy makes COVID offer

The Water Jetting Training Academy in Poole, Dorset, is the first to provide a full range of facility-based training rather than rely on courses being delivered at client premises.

Firms appointed by utility to support £5 billion infrastructure programme in Scotland

Utility firm Scottish Water has appointed a network of companies that it says will enhance water and wastewater services, and support a forecasted £1...

Celebrating the extraordinary talent of women in engineering

On International Women in Engineering Day WCS Group shines a light on two of its talented engineers, Holly Waterman (above, left) and Mónica Rodrigues(above,...

Climate education project takes root in high school gardens

A project which aims to plant the seeds of climate awareness and action through gardening is branching out across Glasgow high schools. The University of...

Low-cost air quality monitors included in education packs for schoolchildren

Clean Air Day (17th June) was marked by hundreds of events across the UK. Fife Council and sustainability consultancy Ricardo have provided three Scottish...

UK government lagging far behind G7 peers in green jobs and investment plans, says...

UK seemingly ranks sixth for investment in net zero climate infrastructure – with only Japan scoring worse Report says UK Treasury plans for...

Appointments will enhance member support, says British Water

British Water has announced the appointment of Rachel Lewis as new vice chair of its UK Forum, further building on the expert-driven support it...

Firm partners with National Chemical Emergency Centre to bolster chemical response capability

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has partnered with the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) to provide training for its employees to deal...

Net zero target will create up to 1.7 million new jobs by 2030, says...

The Government will not deliver on its commitment to net zero by 2050, say the authors of a new research paper, without taking radical...

Student opportunity relaunched as Climate Change Thought Leadership Award

An industry award programme for students has been relaunched with a new focus on rewarding innovative approaches and research into climate change solutions. The Climate...

Life sciences expert and former FT journalist joins IBioIC to lead industry engagement

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has appointed Liz Fletcher as its new director of business engagement and operations, to support the growth of...

Environmental risk reduction firm announces changes to senior leadership team

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has announced changes to its senior leadership team effective 1 March 2021. The firm says the appointments...

Consultancy appoints global PFAS expert

Professional services firm Tetra Tech, a provider of consulting and engineering services, has welcomed Dr Ian Ross to its PFAS (poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances)...

Green Homes Grant cut will be “a wrecking ball” to jobs, says TUC

New analysis estimates that of the 100,000 new jobs the government promised through the scheme, just 14,500 have been created to date The...

Women should consider careers in recycling, says plastics expert

Women are involved in every level of the materials recycling industry and this certainly seems to be confirmed by Axion Polymers, where they hold...