Last month we brought you news on the worrying skills shortage in the engineering sector, and while this is a major concern, there are signs that it may not all be doom and gloom. According to Engineering tops career poll conducted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), more people would encourage a young person to become an engineer than a banker, accountant or even a doctor.
According to Engineering UK, at a time when the annual shortfall of people that possess the engineering skills required by the industry is close to 55,000, we are delighted to see a shift in attitudes towards engineering as a career.
Few other industries offer such an interesting and engaging day-to-day set of tasks and responsibilities. We work to solve problems day-in-day-out and thoroughly enjoy working closely with customers to assist them in overcoming their challenges. As for the projects we work on, over the year’s we’ve seen it all and designed unique components for every industry you can imagine, from automotive, to aerospace and medical.
While in the short term our industry will have to find ways of coping with the skills shortage, in the longer term we hope to see a greater number of young people opting for the stimulating, fulfilling and constantly evolving world of engineering.
Are you looking to get your foot in the door and start a career in engineering? Check out our recruitment webpage to learn about our current availabilities, which includes roles for apprentices, university placement students and graduate interns.