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Sounding out a STEM challenge for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

30th October 2019

Budding engineers looking to make a sound career choice can tap into a series of short films, being launched to mark Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (4-8 Nov).


National trade body the Association of Noise Consultants is showcasing a range of videos, aimed at a school age audience, showing acoustics in action.


The playlist features nine films, made by acousticians as part of a...

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New Acoustics Technician Apprenticeship Takes Shape

2nd October 2019

Moves to introduce an apprenticeship programme for the acoustics industry have taken a significant step forward.


The Occupational Standard for the new Acoustics Technician is now available and the Level 4 Apprenticeship is approved for delivery.


More details about the standard can be found at;


The apprenticeship has been developed as an employer-led, industry initiative, with support from the Association...

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Advice for school and college leavers

14th August 2019

School and college leavers are being urged to consider a career in sound by a national trade body.


Managing noise is an important, but often under-considered option, for the future well-being of society – and a new generation of students are needed with the scientific and engineering expertise to help address the issue.


ANC, the Association of Noise Consultants, has a wealth...

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Sounding out ideas for an acoustics STEM challenge

17th July 2019

Acousticians are being urged to get behind a new initiative to show schoolchildren examples of the opportunities involving STEM.


The Association of Noise Consultants is asking those working in or studying acoustics to enter a short video film, exploring a particular area of their expertise, and explaining it to a general audience.


Each video will then be judged as part of a...

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STEM Challenge Award

4th July 2019

The ANC, along with ANV Measurement Systems, are sponsoring a new award for STEM resources. This is part of the John Connell awards, organised by the Noise Abatement Society. They are in their 18th year and are commonly known as the Noise Oscars. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of 23rd October at the Palace of Westminster in...

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