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Corporate Partnership Q&A with Francis Mercer

8th Jan 2019

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The new scheme is designed to show how our new membership offering can benefit organisations as well as individual members. First and foremost, we have listened to our members and have responded with a proposal that gives significant discounts on our most popular accreditation schemes and access to Engineering Council registration, which remains a highly sought-after professional status in the industry.

We invite you to stand for SOE elections 2019

3rd Jan 2019

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Each year, elections are held for positions on SOE’s Trustee Board and its three Professional Sector Councils (PSCs). The Trustee Board and PSCs assist in shaping how the SOE is run, and have direct input into issues that affect fellow members and the engineering profession.

Canute Group placed into administration

3rd Jan 2019

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Almtone-owned Canute Group officially ceased operations on 21 December resulting in large-scale job losses. Reports suggest that around 120 staff members have moved to customers Saint-Gobin and Made.com under TUPE regulations, but the remainder have been made redundant. Professional services consultancy Begbies Traynor is handling the administration process.

Nottingham to avoid low emission zone

3rd Dec 2018

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Nottingham will not introduce a low emission zone to tackle air quality targets, it has been announced, as alternative plans were approved in November.

Skills Challenge 2018 off to a flying start

5th Jun 2018

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The IRTE Skills Challenge 2018 kicked-off with teams from Abellio, Lothian Buses and Tower Transit entering the competition arena at the S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol.

Cleaner vehicles: Which is the best way to go?

14th Mar 2018

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BAE Systems, back to sponsor the IRTE Skills Challenge for a second year, is pledging its future to the industry by diversifying its offering away from diesel.

Commercial nuclear reprocessing plant closes

3rd Dec 2018

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The Thorp branch of Sellafield has stopped reprocessing nuclear fuel it was announced in November. The decommissioning of the Thorp site in West Cumbria, opened in 1994, comes after many of its customers opted to store the fuel there rather than reprocess it.

Biomass combined heat

5th Nov 2018

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The Kent Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant officially began commercial operations at the end of September.

Worker falls down lift shaft at care home

3rd Jan 2019

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Woodbay Limited, which operates Abbotsford Nursing Home in Ardrossan on Scotland’s west coast, has been fined £50,000 after an employee suffered serious injuries after falling from height.

Work related illnesses top 1.4 million annually

3rd Dec 2018

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A new Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report shows that 1.4 million people in the UK were suffering from a work-related illness in 2017/18.

SOE at the CV Show 2017

20th Feb 2017

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Improved coverage for all SOE sectors at this year's show - - find out more and get involved!

CV Show 2016 sees significant growth

21st Jun 2016

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Visitor numbers to the CV Show saw another significant increase for the 2016 event, with close to 21,000 attendees from across the road transport, fleet and logistics industries flocking to the NEC in Birmingham for the biggest show of its kind in the UK.