EngineeringUK responds to ‘Skills for every young person’ report

Nov 29, 2021

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‘We are really pleased to see that the House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee have listened closely to the evidence provided by EngineeringUK and the wider engineering sector. It is vital that every school in every region of the UK is equipped with the foundations that they need to secure our future STEM and engineering workforce. 

The committee have been clear that the government must do more to encourage people of all backgrounds into further education and to take up apprenticeships in STEM and we agree with them. We hope that the government will take the necessary steps to inspire the next generation of engineers and help them to see the impact that they can have on the future, especially in achieving net zero, and tackle the UKs skills shortage.  

We are pleased to see the committee putting careers support for young people firmly in the spotlight and we would welcome a more strategic approach to careers provision, as highlighted in our recent report ‘Securing the future: STEM careers provision in schools and colleges in England’. 

We are keen to work with the government and the committee on any future proposals they may have to ensure that STEM and engineering are central to tackling youth unemployment and providing secure, high skilled high paid jobs of tomorrow all over the UK. 

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