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Engineering by numbers

We focus in on one Stem industry to highlight the growing challenges of the sector as a whole

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In the foreword to the Engineering UK 2017 annual report, the authors are blunt in their assessment of the impact that current efforts to get more people to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) have had on the engineering sector: they have not been good enough.

“Efforts should be redoubled to improve Stem education, to attract young people into engineering, and to retain, motivate and improve the skills of those already in engineering,” write Ann Dowling, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Malcolm Brinded, chairman of Engineering UK. They ...

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