EngineeringUK is a not-for-profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to inspire tomorrow’s engineers and increase the talent pipeline into engineering.
Engineering is at the heart of the UK's economic success: it generates 23% of UK turnover, employs 5.6 million people and produces the majority of the nation's exports. Yet engineering skills remain in short supply, with almost half of engineering employers reporting recruitment difficulties and the shortfall of engineering graduates and technicians estimated at as much as 59,000 annually.
At EngineeringUK our ambition is to address this challenge. We work locally, regionally and nationally with a wide range of organisations across business and industry, education, professional institutions and the third sector to understand the engineering skills required by engineering companies and in the wider economy, and work in partnership to develop and promote effective initiatives to inspire young people to consider a career in engineering.
We aim to inspire, engage and inform the next generation of engineers via programmes designed to excite young people about the variety and opportunity presented by a career in modern engineering and give them the chance to meet people already working as engineers.