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SOE to provide official CPD approval at Maintec

6th Feb 2019

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After the extremely successful partnership in 2018, SOE has confirmed that it will be partnering with Maintec, the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to maintenance, plant and asset management, which returns on the 30th-31st October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.

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.

Plan launched to offer free bus travel to under 30s

6th Feb 2019

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Campaigners in the UK have launched a plan to introduce free bus travel for the under 30s, reducing the reliance on passenger cars and cutting down greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

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.

Rolls-Royce in talks with Chinese firm over new power station in UK

6th Feb 2019

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Engineering giant Rolls-Royce is in discussions with Chinese state-run firm China General Nuclear (CGN) over a deal to supply systems for a nuclear power station in the UK. The proposed site is based at Bradwell in Essex, where an existing nuclear station was closed in 2002.

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.

Decline in work-related fatalities in Ireland

6th Feb 2019

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Figures released in January by the Health and Safety Authority reveal a 23% decline in work-related fatalities in 2018 compared to 2017. The figures show the lowest level of total fatalities since the Authority was established in 1989, at a rate of 1.6 deaths per 100,000 workers.

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.

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.