Two thirds of engineering employers fear for education system


Source: The Engineer

A new report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has again highlighted the engineering skills gap, with two thirds (66 per cent) of employers fearful that education will not keep pace with industry.

The 2015 Skills & Demand in Industry report found that over half of employers (53 per cent) are struggling to find suitably qualified staff, with new recruits failing to meet the required standards. 69 per cent of those recruiting graduates reported a lack of available candidates.

While this may be good news for grads in the short term with regard to wage inflation, there are worries over the long term health of the industry, with 64 per cent of employers claiming the shortage of engineers is a threat to their business.

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