Engineers should get more ‘arty’

Nuclear AMRC welding apprentice Sam Biddleston. The Nuclear AMRC is part of the host venue for the Global Manufacturing Festival 2013

Former director-general for knowledge and innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sir John O’Reilly says engineers should embrace the arts, which are a crucial part in creating new products and boosting future economic competitiveness.

Job cuts for Weir Group

Engineering business Weir Group is set to close five of its manufacturing facilities in 2015, cutting roughly 350 jobs, it was announced yesterday following the firm's third-quarter results.