30 Nov '12, 3pm

Government recognises UK shortfall in new engineers: The report by EngineeringUK says the number of engineering

The Government has put its weight behind a report which highlights a major shortfall in the number of engineers being recruited by the industry. The report by EngineeringUK says the number of engineering recruits needs to double each year until 2020 to meet expected demand. “Engineering is fundamental to the UK's economic progress, so it's critical that we ensure there are enough skilled people to meet demand," said business minister Michael Fallon. Engineering companies are projected to have 2.74 million job openings from 2010 to 2020, 1.86 million of which will need engineering skills. Of these, approximately 87,000 per year will require people with degree (including foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate) qualifications. Currently the UK produces only 46,000 engineering graduates each year. "We're continuing to look at various ways to support engineering at all leve...

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