Engineering is all around us. It plays an important part in what we do and has an impact on everyone’s life. In the UK, it employs over five million people and contributes over one trillion pounds in turnover to the economy.*
World class engineering requires world class skills. The success of engineering in the UK is due to several reasons, not least being the development of great engineering innovation and technology: we have evolved from a mass production nation into a lean-managed, agile, high-value manufacturing/engineering economy.
The UK is acknowledged as a world leader in several engineering sectors: universities, automotive, renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, creative industries, agri-food and bioscience.
By 2020, engineering companies are predicted to need almost two million new employees with engineering skills*, creating exciting opportunities for students who want to work in the industry.
*Source: Engineering UK