62% of engineering employers say graduates don’t have the right skills for today’s workplace, while 68% are concerned that the education system will struggle to keep up with the skills required for technological change, according to the 2016 Skills and Demand in Industry report, published recently by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
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You wouldn’t allow an intruder to spend 229 days in your house undetected, so why would you do that with your manufacturing facility? As incredible as that sounds, the average time between a cyber security breach and its detection is 229 days. Manufacturing facilities are leading the list of potential targets for cyber espionage, denial of service (DoS) and web-application attacks. Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial automation software supplier, COPA-DATA UK, discusses three steps manufacturers should take to stay safe in the cloud.
For many businesses that require temperature control solutions in their day-to-day operations, equipment is often purchased and then run until the point of failure. Equipment hire offers a practical alternative says Russ Baker, UK sales director of the hire division at temperature control specialist ICS Cool Energy, who discusses the four key benefits of hire vs purchase.
Annual energy savings of at least £10,000 and increased productivity have been realised by Heritage Trade Frames, a fabricator of domestic and commercial windows, doors and conservatories in the North West of England, after opting for a compressed air systems upgrade from Atlas Copco.
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The fall in the number of pupils achieving a GCSE (A*- C) in Design & Technology, together with a drop in the those passing their Physics GCSE, highlights the increasingly urgent need for action from Government, schools and colleges to encourage more pupils to study these crucial engineering subjects (Physics and Design & Technology).
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