The case for change: why engineering needs more women

Despite a growing global demand for engineers, four in ten women leave the profession. What can be done to close the gender gap? Dr Alana Collis theguardian.com, Tuesday 17 September 2013 08.30 BST With an ever-growing demand for engineers across the world, Dr Alana Collis hopes the future Brunels could be female. Photograph: Alamy In

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JobsOutlook: More employers happy with the state of the economy

Released on 21 August 2013 The majority of employers (53 percent) are happy with the state of the economy, up 19 percentage points from January 2013 and the highest score registered this year, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The survey also reveals that 97 percent of employers

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Looming changes in the Chinese pump market

Preston Reine at IMS Research writes: The Chinese pump market is massive, making up more than 60% of unit shipments in Asia Pacific. This percentage is expected to rise above 65% by 2017, when annual pump sales in China are expected to reach nearly 13.5 million units. Though the Chinese market is well-poised for substantial growth over

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Pump Companies Are Expecting a Strong Year In 2013

Industrial pump company revenue growth is predicted to be 3.7 percent this year   according to the latest forecasts in the continuously updated McIlvaine   report. ‘Growth   in Asia will exceed that of other continents. The lowest growth will be in   Europe. However, it should be noted that this is growth in consumption

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Oil and gas sector ‘needs 120,000 new employees’

Baby boomers have been accused of stealing their children’s future, attaining their wealth at the next generation’s expense and leaving young people entering the world of work facing bleak prospects.  But as the previous generation heads for retirement – and aided by changes in the tax regime and our ever greater thirst for energy –

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A brief history of pumps

Ten years ago, World Pumps put together a brief history of the pump industry telling the story of pump development since the Egyptians invented the ‘shadoof’ in 200BC. We stopped then at 1999, but here we bring the story right up to date with some of the main industry events of recent times. Man has

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How Do You Make a Fresh Start in Your Career? 5 Questions to Consider:

1. When is the time right? Financial considerations – not just hitting your pocket! Have you considered the effects of looking for a job at different times of the year? Seasonally, recruitment is slower during and around the summer break. If your search is international, lengthy breaks occur at different times around the globe. Recruitment

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5 things that will lead to success with your CV!

 1. Be specific. Recruiters don’t have time to search for relevance in the hundreds of CVs coming in. Make yours stand out by specific relevance to the job. Highlight terms in bold italic for quick eye search. Recruiters don’t read every word, so keep it short, sweet and relevant! Works every time. 2. Remember ‘less

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