The civil engineering industry in the United Kingdom has grown by almost a fifth in the last year! Research has shown that this growth has taken place across the country, equating to very positive things for the economy.
It is documented that at the end of 2014, there were 159,000 people working in the civil engineering sector. That was an increase of 17.7% which amounts to an additional 135,000 people from the year of 2013. This is actually the fastest increase in employees that the civil engineering sector has experienced in the last five years. This is an impressive peak but it is still below the high of 174,000 employees that were employed in the sector in 2009. Continue reading
It’s a HUGE number but the figures are now suggesting that at least 50,000 new skilled and qualified engineers need to be recruited each year! If this number of people aren’t found then a hole begins to emerge in the economy!
One firm in particular – EngineeringUK – have said that they believe over 180,000 vacancies are available at engineering firms every year! However, research from this same firm suggests that only 127,000 of these positions are likely to be filled. Within the body of the research, the claim was made that for each new engineering role that is filled, a further two jobs are created elsewhere within the wider industry. The research has been endorsed by the Business secretary, Vince Cable. Continue reading