Its been a concern for the last 200 years, but now it’s becoming increasingly clear that the UK is lagging behind in the global engineering race. In the UK there is a large shortage of engineers and engineering graduates. This has direct knock-on effects with business, science and engineering for the country as a whole and needs to be addressed if the UK is to stand a chance against other growing countries. Politicians are even forced to accept the issue with awareness growing increasingly of the decline.
Its difficult to assess why exactly there is a lack of the crucial workers needed to power this part of the country. But it is apparent that there aren’t enough young people studying the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. A obvious indication of the decline in interest in the field. This, even despite all the initiatives to encourage and inspire young people to partake. Its clear the talent fuel tank is running dry.