It’s well-known that the engineering and manufacturing (E&M) industry in the UK is facing a significant skills shortage. This skills shortage is a cause for concern with engineers playing a crucial role in Britain’s productivity and economic development. The resultant ‘talent war’ is becoming a major obstacle for both recruiters and employers in the E&M industry. Jason Saunders, Regional Director at Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing, looks at the causes of the skills shortage and the solutions that need to be put into place to tackle the problem.

Source: Understanding and tackling the E&M skills shortage