Engineering is a huge industry in the UK, £456billion is contributed to the economy each year. Life as we know it wouldn’t exist without engineers – they make our phones, tablets, chairs, supply electricity and so much more – Engineering helps to reinvent our future!
Due to a skills shortage of engineers in the UK, we will need 2 million skilled engineers by 2020 to fulfil demand in the industry. The Government are investing heavily in Apprenticeships in the industry to tackle the shortage.
Modern day engineers solve problems; ensure that things are working efficiently and effectively as well as manufacturing and designing products. We have some fantastic engineering companies on our doorstep in North Yorkshire that have made structures for The Shard, London, make the plastic components for Jaguar and Landrover, make the widgets inside a Guinness can and create kit for the Ministry of Defence.