International Women in Engineering Day promotes wide-ranging career opportunities

International Women in Engineering Day promotes wide-ranging career opportunities

Women and girls of all ages across our region are being encouraged to consider exploring or switching to a career in manufacturing, engineering, science, technology or digital as the sectors mark International Women in Engineering Day today (June 23). As part of efforts by Women into Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME), which operates across the Humber, more than 30 local employers will be...

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Spencer Group appoints experienced lead to enhance in-house rail design capabilities

Spencer Group appoints experienced lead to enhance in-house rail design capabilities

Multi-disciplinary engineering business Spencer Group has appointed an experienced lead to drive forward the growth of its in-house rail design capabilities. Gary Robson has joined Spencer Group as engineering manager, with specific responsibility for rail project design. He brings significant expertise and experience to the role, having held numerous senior civil engineering consultancy...

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HETA submits plans for £4.8m engineering training centre

HETA submits plans for £4.8m engineering training centre

Plans have been submitted for a new £4.8m engineering training centre that is designed to boost skills and jobs by meeting the existing needs of employers and by building capacity to support inward investors. Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) aims to open the new centre in Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire, in August 2023 as a bigger and more modern replacement for the...

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Engineering training boss says ‘hands are tied’ by lack of funding

Engineering training boss says ‘hands are tied’ by lack of funding

The head of a leading engineering training business says his organisation is “fighting with one hand tied behind our back” because of a lack of funding to support its work with learners and employers. Iain Elliot, chief executive of Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) said the government should seize the opportunity presented by the new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill to channel...

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Largest intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

Largest intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

The largest-ever intake of apprentices taken on by engineering specialist Spencer Group have all now secured full-time positions with the company. Hull-based Spencer Group hired 14 apprentices two years ago, with the full cohort of 18-year-olds coming from the city’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC). Now, having completed their two-year apprenticeships, all 14...

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