How to Make a Difference
to find engineering talent if your logo says Google, Spotify or Facebook. In the UK market, huge and well-known international manufacturing companies such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar still have a lineup of eager applicants.
Where we see a critical shortage is particularly in smaller companies. Even in attractive companies there will be a shortage due to an aging workforce, and in growing sectors like aerospace and automotive we still need engineers.
Attracting young engineers
The Royal Academy of Engineering, in cooperation with major engineering organizations and with funding from the industry, has initiated a social media campaign called “This is Engineering”, targeting young people aged 13 to 18.
What made you choose a career within engineering?
As a child, I always loved math — my parents got me to eat my peas at dinner by asking me to count the number in each spoonful I ate! I also loved building with K’NE X or Erector sets and doing science experiments. In high school, I particularly enjoyed chemistry and calculus classes. My mom saw that I loved problem solving, and encouraged me to pursue engineering.