Shortage in engineering candidates

28-08-2008

Shortage in engineering candidates
There is currently a shortage in the amount of jobseekers skilled in technological subjects, a problem which will only worsen if not addressed, an expert has warned.

According to Sarah Morris of the Confederation of British Industry, the government needs to invest in this area of risk losing "jobs to foreign competitors".

Ms Morris of the CBI said that the UK will see the creation of two million jobs over the next four years which will demand technology, science, maths and engineering skills.

She continued: "We're calling on the government to invest a modest £120 million in specific careers advice to show young people exactly how promising a career in engineering can be."

Germany's IW Economic Institute this week released figures which revealed that only 16 per cent of the country's graduates were from the engineering sector, a 20 per cent drop since 1999.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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