Some good news looks to be coming from our universities as we see more people being attracted into engineering disciplines. According to a recent article in Engineering and Technology magazine:
Applications to study engineering at UK universities have increased by seven per cent on the previous year for all domiciles and up by nine per cent for UK applicants...UCAS logged 114,160 applications for engineering courses throughout the UK this year, plus 95,250 for computer sciences. A total of 13,800 EU students opted for engineering courses - a seven per cent increase on the previous year - and 11,530 applied for computer sciences.
This is clearly a step in the right direction. At ASC Connections we have definitely noted our clients looking for more home grown talent and it's not always easy to meet that demand. Hopefully this is a step in the right direction!