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Students to be talent spotted for engineering careers

Young engineers have the chance to be talent spotted by some of the UK’s biggest engineering companies thanks to the extension of an industry-led scheme.

The extension of the Talent Retention Solution (TRS) scheme means that students can now sign-up to match their skills and experience to job vacancies in the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector in addition to those already working in industry.

“Business and government are working hard together to solve the current shortage of engineers,” said Business Secretary Vince Cable. “I’m pleased that the scheme is being extended beyond those already established in the profession, to help engineering students and graduates get their big break. By matching people with real jobs, we are ensuring there is a pipeline of talented engineers of all levels plugging the huge demand for a skilled workforce in the sectors at the forefront of driving our recovery.”

The industry-led TRS scheme already has more than 2,200 people signed up. More than 500 companies are registered with the scheme, from international firms like Siemens, Airbus and Nissan to medium and small engineering companies in the supply chain that are often overlooked by graduates looking for jobs.

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