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More needs be done to encourage engineering as a career says recruiter
Article Type: Research news From: Education + Training, Volume 52, Issue 4
A survey undertaken by engineering and technical recruiter CBSbutler has shown that almost half (48 per cent) of employers in the sector feel that the Government should invest more into the school curriculum to encourage young people to take up careers in engineering. Almost one-third (30 per cent) believed that incentives should be offered to employers to take on apprentices.
According to a report by the Engineering and Technology board, the UK needs 60,000 engineers over the next seven years. Population changes mean that the number of school leavers will decline by 16 per cent by 2019, leaving a reduced talent pool.
Commenting on the results, David Leyshon, Managing Director of CBSbutler said:
It is crucial that more is done to encourage our young people into engineering and technical careers if the UK is to remain competitive.