The Low Carbon Apprenticeship is a miss-step says renewables training expert

Mark Krull criticises the recently launched ‘Low Carbon Apprenticeships' as a PR exercise that ignores the needs and opportunities in the building services sector....

Training for repair work in explosive environments: Courses get a refresh

The Association for Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) has revised and relaunched its internationally acclaimed Ex Repair course for individuals involved in repairing electromechanical...

Webinar intended to raise awareness of green skills gap

Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS), an annual event for the environmental services industry, has announced the launch of a webinar aimed at addressing...

EcoFABs could lead to better bioenergy crops, say researchers

A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the...

Electromechanical innovators celebrated at the 2023 AEMT Awards

The Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) returned to Coventry on 23 October for its Annual Awards Ceremony. With a record number of...

Green job adverts fall by 26%, but are slightly more resilient than other roles...

The number of green jobs advertised in the UK has fallen from the record levels recorded in 2022, albeit at a smaller rate than...

Generating electricity from sewage: Awards for Nottingham startup

A biofuel cell technology for generating electricity from wastewater has secured two national engineering awards for a team of researchers at the University of...

£650 million nuclear fusion package will create thousands of training places

Thousands of people will have the chance to train for careers in nuclear fusion technology, under UK government plans unveiled on 16 October. Speaking at...

Huge global demand for new wind technicians by 2027

New figures appear to clarify the workforce challenge facing the global wind industry with nearly 600,000 technicians needed during the next five years –...

2023 AEMT Awards finalists revealed

Excellence in the electromechanical domain will be celebrated on Thursday 23 November at the annual awards of the Association of Electrical & Mechanical Trades...

Smart standpipe KTP supports PhD first for water technology firm

Aquacheck Engineering is celebrating the graduation of the first student to be awarded a PhD via its partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Innovate...

Energy transition MSc launched at Heriot-Watt’s Orkney campus

Heriot-Watt University is launching a new Master of Science degree programme to provide advanced training in the increasingly urgent work of energy transition. The programme...

Trade body blames lack of installers for flagging boiler upgrade scheme

Fresh data on the government’s failing Boiler Upgrade Scheme confirms what industry fear about the cause of slow growth in the heat pump market,...

‘Electrician Plus’ concept launched to highlight pivotal role in low-carbon tech installation

The new concept ‘Electrician Plus’ has been launched by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) to highlight how the role of a qualified electrician is...

UK solutions provider secures ISO 14001 certification

Environmental solutions provider OMEX Environmental has achieved ISO 14001 certification. “This certification is a testament to OMEX's commitment to delivering outstanding customer service while...

£7.9 million of new research fellowships will fund “cutting edge research”

Twelve early-career researchers have been awarded a total of £7.9 million through the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Independent Research Fellowships (IRF). NERC says the...

Tools for the job: Engineering firm offers giveaway

Electromechanical repair specialist, Fletcher Moorland Ltd, has launched an initiative to support the younger generation entering engineering, design, and manufacturing careers. Under the banner "Get...

Returners programme supports environmental professionals back into STEM roles

A returners programme at SLR Consulting described as a “unique opportunity” has been launched for the second time. Last year, the environmental and advisory consultancy...

Lighting workshops will address quantifying sustainable resilience

A new series of workshops on how to calculate circular and carbon metrics for lighting products has been announced by circular lighting expert Recolight....

Government must commit to fair jobs transition in net zero plans, says new CCC...

A new briefing from  the Climate Change Committee (published on 24 May) calls for more decisive efforts to tailor the government's skills and jobs...