Hilary's August Blog - Job certainty, career aspirations and Covid-19

Aug 26, 2020

Every month our Chief Executive, Dr Hilary Leevers writes a blog for The Engineer, on topics, news and issues in the engineering industry.

In this month's blog Hilary reflects on the impact that the pandemic has had on young peoples’ career aspirations. 

'The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on all aspects of life from individual wellbeing to public health and the economy. Amid talk of the deepest recession the UK has seen for 300 years, students of all ages have had their education, training and exams disrupted and more recently, the grading and communication of their results thrown into complete disarray.

There is no doubt that analysis of what all this means for individuals, the education system and beyond will continue for months to come and for now I’d like to congratulate students for all they’ve achieved, together with the teachers and parents who have supported them during the most unsettling and challenging of times.'

Read the rest of Hilary's blog on The Engineer website

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