UK Industry

Future Sound: How We Must Pave The Way For Tomorrow's Talent

Carole Humphrey | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Carole Humphrey

Looking at the future of our workforce, we are seeing an influx of brilliantly talented young people who are eager to learn and incredibly motivated. Millennials are a powerful generation of workers who show incredible passion and drive.

Ensuring A Future For Our Manufacturing Industries Post-Brexit Means Learning To Love Bigger Government: Why Not Start With CCS?

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Virtually as she stepped into Number 10, Prime Minister Theresa May indicated a new attitude of the UK's Conservative government towards manufacturing...

How Digital Technologies Are Affecting Attention Systems

Araceli Camargo | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

American anthropologist, John Tooby, says attention would have been one of the earliest adaptations in the evolution of the human mind. As learning wh...

Why Organisations Need to Join Forces to Bridge the Skills Gap in the Engineering Sector

Naomi Climer | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Naomi Climer

It's National Women in Engineering Day, a day dedicated to engineers joining forces and raising the profile of women in engineering. It's also a crucial time to inspire the engineers of the future, especially girls, to think about engineering as a modern, creative and exciting career choice.

A Tale of Two Unions - Industry and the EU

Jacob Young | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Young

The EU has done nothing to protect the jobs of the local lads lining the gate, the steel workers at SSI and the fisherman across our coast. It has undermined democracy and skirted accountability. I believe one of the most important rights in any society is the right to vote on who governs you (and for that vote to count).

Businesses Must Create Environments Where Young People Can Thrive

Emma Atkins | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK
Emma Atkins

I first met Martine about six years ago. She was unemployed and regularly in trouble with the law. The truth is she had lost her way and needed some guidance. A few weeks ago our paths crossed again; and what a transformation...

Securing a Future for the UK's Foundation Industries

Mathew Lawrence | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Politics
Mathew Lawrence

The future of the foundation industries is a microcosm of the bigger economic challenges facing the UK. How can we better balance the economy, spatia...

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

The Government's Commitment to Apprenticeships Is Admirable But Are They Fit for Purpose?

Simon Thomas | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

It's a system that's worked since the dawn of time; the master craftsman takes on a young protégé and - through practical experience - teaches them the tricks of the trade until they're proficient enough to start trading alone. Today it's known as an apprenticeship, and they're as vital now as they ever were.

The Death of Coal Mining in Britain Is About More Than Industry - It's About People, Families

Jody Thompson | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK
Jody Thompson

While all the news reports are focussing on how coal literally fuelled the industrial revolution, how at one point, one million miners were working in pits, how Big Coal is now over and heavy industry all but kaput in the UK, no one is really talking about how coal mining built communities, cultures, families, memories. My memories.

What It's Like to Have the Perfect Student Job

Natasha Barrett | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Having made it through a three-stage application process over the summer (much to my genuine surprise) I've managed to secure myself what many people ...

Lord Heseltine Says It's As 'Good A Time' As Any For Steelworkers To Lose Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK

Tory former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has been called "insulting" and ignorant after saying it is "probably as good a time" as any for UK s...

8 Jobs That Robots Will Probably Make Redundant

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

More than a third of jobs in the UK are likely to be automated in the future, according to an Oxford University Deloitte study published this week. ...

If You Have One Of These Jobs, A Robot Could Replace You In 20 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech

Robots taking jobs might seem like something out of science fiction but a number of key studies have revealed that nearly half of all US jobs could be...

Overfishing Threatens Our Oceans - Again

James Thornton | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
James Thornton

The fishing industry has been gearing up for the landing obligation, and progress is being made. New nets with larger holes mean smaller fish, doomed to be thrown back dead under the old law, are allowed to swim free.

Midwives Have Walked Out Of Hospitals Today

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK

The Royal College of Midwives is striking for the first time in its 133-year history as it joins other healthcare unions in walking out of work today....

Engendering Equality in Engineering

Peter Rolton | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

British engineering is facing a serious skills shortage. Yesterday, the think tank IPPR published a report claiming that 'an additional 87,000 graduate level engineers will be needed in the UK each year between now and 2020' in order to meet growing demand, but that 'the higher education system is only producing 46,000 engineering graduates annually'. Well as a starter for ten, that maths doesn't look good.

Retaining Top-Level Talent: Do Our Young People Have the Industry Support They Need to Strive for Oxbridge?

Scott Waddington | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Scott Waddington

A report out this summer revealed that only 19.5% of Welsh applications to Oxford and Cambridge were successful during the 2011-12 admissions cycle, compared to a success rate of 25% for England and Northern Ireland... Welsh industry most certainly does require that top level expertise if it is to continue to thrive.

Why Robots Will Steal Your Job, In One Brutal 15 Minute Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech

If there's one thing that absolutely terrifies normal people, and seems to make Silicon Valley types secretly pleased, it's automation. The idea th...

Thomas Tamblyn

This VR Battle Helmet Is Just Like 'Iron Man' (And We've Worn It)

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is the BAE Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD). It is - put simply - the world's most advanced helmet. The idea? To take pilots out of re...

Panorama News Night Hit In Latest BBC Job Cull

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

The BBC has been accused of "frittering away" public money with plans to axe hundreds more journalists, while planning to hire new ones. Unions sai...

Miliband to the Rescue?

Jamie England | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie England

The Germans have bigger and better industry and produce quality goods from pharmaceuticals to lignite. In England, the people that could be achieving so much in these kinds of industry are pissing around at university and messing up the job market for serious graduates.

What Are the Prospects for the UK Economy in 2015?

John Mills | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

The next general election will be held in May 2015. No-one can foretell the outcome. But it is much easier to anticipate the economic prospects that will be faced by whichever party or combination of parties wins power.

The End of the Academic Year Is Upon Us - With Both Students and Business Facing the Same Choices About 'Investing' in Future Capabilities

Leo Quinn | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Across the country, tens of thousands of students are getting ready for the end of the academic year - and facing one of the most crucial decisions of...

The UK Business Department Must Partner With Industry, Not Rule Over It

Ann McKechin | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

Despite being the government department charged with representing the interest of business around the Cabinet table, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has worryingly little direct input from the business sector when it comes to conducting their own work.