Shortage of engineers is a major issue – Sir James Dyson


Source: Insider Media Limited

Sir James Dyson, the inventor of the eponymous vacuum cleaner, said a lack of engineers is proving to be a major constraint for his company.

“Britain will need an extra 640,000 engineers by 2020 but we’re currently only producing 60,000 engineering graduates a year – a shortfall of 340,000,” he said.

“Britain needs to focus on fixing the lack of supply should it wish to expand its technology and support economic growth.”

Last year, the James Dyson Foundation donated £8m to create a technology hub at the University of Cambridge, the largest gift ever received to Cambridge’s engineering faculty.

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