MORE NEEDS BE DONE TO ENCOURAGE ENGINEERING
MORE NEEDS BE DONE TO ENCOURAGE ENGINEERING AS A CAREER SAYS RECRUITER
A survey undertaken by engineering and technical recruiter CBSbutler has shown that almost half (48%) of employers in the sector feel that the Government should invest more into the school curriculum to encourage young people to take up careers in engineering. Almost a third (30%) believed that incentives should be offered to employers to take on apprentices.
According to a report by the Engineering and Technology board, the UK needs 60,000 engineers over the next seven years. Population changes mean that the number of school leavers will decline by 16% by 2019, leaving a reduced talent pool.
Commenting on the results, David Leyshon, Managing Director of CBSbutler said:
It is crucial that more is done to encourage our young people into engineering and technical careers if the UK is to remain competitive.
Interserve Support Services, one of the UKs leading facilities management and services provider, has named Hays Supplier of the Year at the companys annual Best of the Best Awards 2010.
The ceremony, held at the National Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire, recognises outstanding contributions within the company. The Supplier of the Year award recognises consistent strong levels of service provided by Hays. The team work closely with Interserve to understand the specific nuances and requirements of their business, whilst supporting and understanding key initiatives such as carbon reduction and sustainability.
Jason Bowler, Regional Manager at Hays, comments: The strength of our relationship with Interserve is largely thanks to our thorough understanding of their key business goals, which has allowed us to contribute towards significant cost savings and efficiency improvements for the organisation.