It’s a HUGE number but the figures are now suggesting that at least 50,000 new skilled and qualified engineers need to be recruited each year! If this number of people aren’t found then a hole begins to emerge in the economy!
One firm in particular – EngineeringUK – have said that they believe over 180,000 vacancies are available at engineering firms every year! However, research from this same firm suggests that only 127,000 of these positions are likely to be filled. Within the body of the research, the claim was made that for each new engineering role that is filled, a further two jobs are created elsewhere within the wider industry. The research has been endorsed by the Business secretary, Vince Cable.
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