Double the number of engineering graduates and apprentices
A report launched at No 11 Downing Street by EngineeringUK on 3rd December highlights the need to double the number of annual recruits into engineering to 2020 to meet expected demand
Engineering companies are projected to have 2.74 million job openings from 2010 – 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. There will also be demand for around 69,000 people qualified at advanced apprenticeship or equivalent level each year. Yet only around 27,000 UK apprentices a year currently qualify at the appropriate level.
For more information and to read the full report, go to the EngineeringUK's website.