A pioneering campaign to transform the way young people see engineering and boost numbers entering the profession has been launched today (15 January 2018).
Ministers from across government are joining forces with engineers, industry experts and hundreds of businesses to change perceptions around engineering – and highlight the scale of opportunity that careers in the industry hold for young people in the UK.
2018 is officially the Year of Engineering and will see a national drive in all corners of the country to inspire the young people who will shape our future.
Engineering is one of the most productive sectors in the UK, but a shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates every year is damaging growth. There is also widespread misunderstanding of engineering among young people and their parents and a lack of diversity in the sector – the workforce is 91% male and 94% white.