- Great Dunmow, Essex
This High Voltage Engineer will provide design leadership for high voltage cable assemblies up to one megavolt.
- Recruiter: Essex X-Ray & Medical Equipment
- London (Greater)
- £25,000 - £30,000 starting salary, inclusive of on-target commissions.
Precision Microdrives (PMD) is a fast growing technology company that designs, produces and trades miniature electro-mechanical mechanisms
- Recruiter: Precision Microdrives
- Uppsala (Stad) (SE)
The Swedish Institute of Space Institute (IRF) in Uppsala search for an analogue electronics engineer.
- Recruiter: Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)
- Southampton, Hampshire
- £45,271 to £49,207 per annum
Responsible for technical oversight and project management of internally and externally funded innovation centre projects.
- Recruiter: National Oceanographic Centre
- Cumbernauld, Glasgow
- Grade: 6/7* £26,537 - £37,768*
Work as part of a growing dynamic team on a wide range of technical projects with particular emphasis on experimental validation and testing
- Recruiter: University of Strathclyde
- Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful Water and Environment Unit is recruiting an electrical engineer....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Mott MacDonald's highly successful water business continues to win and deliver a fantastic amount of work....
- Recruiter: Mott MacDonald
- York, North Yorkshire
Senior electronics engineer to work as part of a team developing an MEG imaging system; working with the engineering team and external contractors.
- Recruiter: York Instruments
Responsible for giving product presentations to the customer describing how Intel products provide the optimum solution to their application.
- Recruiter: Intel
We’re looking for a qualified engineer with experience of computer programming for engineering systems and instrumentation.
- Recruiter: Bank of England
Shortage of engineering skills to cost UK £27bn a year
Engineering accounts for a quarter (24.9 per cent) of UK turnover according to a new report
Almost 55,000 jobs should be filled every year to meet the industry demand for workers with engineering skills, according to an engineering organisation.
The figures, included in the report ‘The State of Engineering’, have shown that the shortage skills could cost the UK economy up to £27bn a year if companies fail to hire 182,000 engineers annually until 2022.
"Britain is great at engineering but this will not continue if we don't address the massive shortage of skills,” said Miranda Davies, director of emerging talent at Thales.
“We need young people to understand our industry better, to see the range of careers available and to be excited by where engineering could take them."
Unless the projected employer demand for the number of engineering apprentices and graduates entering the industry doubles, it could have long-term effects on the economic development of the country.
According to business secretary Vince Cable the engineering sector plays a fundamental part in the economic recovery process.
“In government, we're working hard to make sure we have the skills we need in 2022 and beyond, but we need to work with industry to make sure we inspire the engineers of tomorrow, today," Cable said.
The report, produced by Engineering UK, revealed that the UK does not have either the current capacity or the growth rate needed at all levels of study to meet the forecasted demand for skilled engineers in the next seven years.
Steve Holliday, chief executive of National Grid, said: "Engineering has an image problem. According to this report, it is slowly shedding its image as a 'grubby boys' club', but there's still a long way to go.
"It's incredible that while 12 per cent of parents stated they would like their son to become an engineer, only 2 per cent said the same about their daughter. By failing to inspire girls, we're cutting ourselves off from an enormous pool of potential talent.”
"This report shows the UK is facing a cliff-edge. It provides sobering statistics on the drastic shortage of engineers the UK faces. Every politician and policy-maker must understand the messages it is sending,” said Stephen Tetlow, chief executive of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
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