Will you be ready to build HS2?

HS2 will be one of Britain’s biggest ever transport projects, costing more than £40bn and generating well over 40,000 new jobs in the rail sector. So just what is HS2? What are the engineering challenges? And how can you get involved?

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As fast as we build new stations and trains, they fill up to capacity. And if you think overcrowding is bad now, think again. By 2035, there will likely be an additional 9 million people living in Britain. All those people will have to get around somehow and, with long-distance travel the fastest growing type

5 Steps to becoming a sales manager

One of the great things about sales is that talent can get spotted and promoted fast. We spoke to Jenny Knighting, founder of B2B sales firm Nutcracker Agency, to get some pointers on how to make a swift transition from new kid to old hand.

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Step 1: Be prepared from day one

“Know as much as you can about a product or service before you start selling it,” says Knighting. “Have a think about who you want to sell it to and who might want to buy it. It doesn’t matter if you get it wrong,

Top 5 skills required to become a rail engineer

With Crossrail well under way and HS2 on the horizon, there’s never been a more exciting time to get involved in rail engineering. Here are the top 5 skills that will set you apart from other rail engineers – and how you can get them…

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1. Knowledge of BS, HA, NR and Eurocode design standards

Apply for a job as a chartered engineer with Mott MacDonald and you’ll see knowledge of design standards listed as an essential requirement, and rightly so. Standards play an increasing role in modern

Millennials in the workplace

Our study of more than 5,000 workers has found that millennials – those aged between 18 and 31 – are looking for more than money from their careers.

Leading engineering firm Atkins offer lots of workplace benefits to its employees, making it a hit employer with graduates.

We caught up with Alison Bradshaw, subsea engineer at Atkins. Here’s what she told us about joining Atkins after university:

I was offered a role in the graduate scheme at Atkins in my final year at university. Applying for a mechanical engineer graduate role seemed like the next

Working in finance – the good and bad

Financial services jobs are famous for two things: long hours and big money. But there’s much more to the industry that that – some of it good, some of it bad. Here’s the truth about working in finance…

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In some parts of the City, financial services’ reputation is well deserved. People are chained to their desks for ten or more hours a day (sometimes much more) and if they work in investment banking they can pull in bonuses of half a million (sometimes much more). (Enter the world of hedge funds, meanwhile, and you may