A recent survey carried out by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) highlights the importance of encouraging young people to enter engineering courses as recruiters struggle to fill vacancies.
According the report the rising inflation and a shortage of skilled workers in the engineering sector have become the primary concern for its members. With large amounts of public money set aside for huge infrastructure projects in the UK, such as HS2 and Crossrail, the CECA’s members are expecting their workloads to increase considerably over the next year.
The boost in demand is a positive sign for the industry and the wider economy, but without the necessary work force the engineering sector risks progress being impeded. Read more