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General Information

List of UK Professional Engineering Associations and Affiliates - The professional engineering community

Cogent: Careers - the Cogent careers website, Science Career Pathways, has a vast range of case studies, job profiles and career resources (including a careers pathway tool, showing progression between different roles) relating to industrial science and nuclear careers

The Engineer - The Engineer Online is an online resource for the engineering industry, providing the latest news and features

Engineering UK - a not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote the contribution that engineering and technology make to society. They publish an annual summarising the current state of the engineering sector, and the outlook for the future

Royal Academy of Engineering - the UK's national academy for engineering, providing analysis and policy support to promote engineering in business, education, and public opinion

The Student Engineer - news, advice and careers information for engineering students

Target Jobs: Engineering Graduate Careers Advice - a range of information on career opportunities in the engineering sector

The Year in Industry (YINI) - a scheme run by the Engineering Development Trust, YINI has opportunities for paid yearly placements for students either before or during their degree course

Consulting

Association of Consulting Engineers - the UK's leading trade association for engineering, technical and management consultancies. ACE represents over 700 member companies that cover the entire range of construction, environmental and infrastructure industry.

FindaConsultingEngineer.com - the only independent, comprehensive worldwide guide to consulting engineers and the services they offer

Directory of Design Consultants

Association of Noise Consultants - offers membership to those working in the fields of noise and vibration.

The ENDS Directory - The complete guide to environmental consultants and service providers

Research and Development

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - UK Government's leading funding agency for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences.

Royal Academy of Engineering - aims to promote excellence in engineering in the UK. The website contains information on education from school age through to postgraduate level and continual professional development and this includes details of awards and initiatives.

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - an independent, non-departmental public body of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), it is one of seven national research councils in the UK. One of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide, the Council operates world-class, large scale research facilities and provides strategic advice to the UK government on their development. It also manages international research projects in support of a broad cross-section of the UK research community. The Council also directs, coordinates and funds research, education and training.

UK Research and Innovation - Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England.

TWI: World Centre for Materials Joining Technology - one of the world's leading research and consultancy organisations for materials joining technology. Its experts perform innovative, quality controlled impartial projects for industry with clients across almost every industry sector. They employ graduate and post graduate engineers and scientists, professional staff and staff in support services.

Institution of Engineering Designers - The UK's only professional body representing those working in the field of Engineering Design. Members work in a diverse range of industries that span product design, architecture, mechanical, automotive and aircraft design, design education, IT and computing.

Manufacturing

Graduate Manufacturing & Production Careers - a set of webpages from AllAbout Careers, filled with information for graduates looking to work in manufacturing and production, including insights into different career paths, work experience and internships in the sector

The Manufacturer - an online source of manufacturing news, articles and insights

The Manufacturing Institute - an independent charity which delivers education, training and consultancy services to build operational excellence in manufacturing companies. Their website includes case studies of manufacturers with whom the Institute has worked to improve aspects of their business