UK Industry

Businesses Must Create Environments Where Young People Can Thrive

Emma Atkins | Posted 26.05.2016 | 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.

Bridging the Divide Between School and the Workplace

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

During a recent speech to manufacturing industry executives, Business Secretary Vince Cable cited teachers' lack of workplace knowledge as the 'underlying problem' in careers advice and guidance. According to Cable, teachers - predominantly graduates themselves - "know about UCAS forms - but... know absolutely nothing about the world of work."

A Budget to Boost British Businesses and Create Jobs

Adam Afriyie | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

The Government has no money. Governments don't produce profits. High-net-worth individuals, businesses, pension funds and international wealth funds have the cash. We don't. That's why we must woo them, welcome them, give them a great reason for coming here and encourage them to invest this money in British businesses right now.

THE DEATH OF CRAFT

Tom Harvey | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Tom Harvey

As a country, our creativity is our strongest card. Witness the number of contracts and awards we win around the world, our architecture, film, television, theatre, fine art, games, music and advertising punches far above its weight, we are a tiny island, but a huge creative force.

Okay to Sing, Just Don't Play!

Horace Trubridge | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Take a look at the UK album charts and it's there for all to see. Out of the top twenty albums, 14 of them are all male bands. Out of the six remaining acts three are solo female singers and the other three are male bands fronted by a female singer. So, here we are in 2014 and there is not one all-girl band in the top 20 album charts.

Brewing a Tasty, Sustainable Future for Tea

Sally Uren | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Sally Uren

After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Global consumption of tea jumped 60% between 1993 and 2010 and we now drink more than 3 billion cups a day. As consumers around the world get a taste for different types of tea, consumption is set to continue to rise, particularly in Asian markets.