About research

We base everything we do on evidence and we share our analysis and insight widely.

Our flagship publication Engineering UK: The state of engineering, published for the 20th time in 2018, is a detailed examination of engineering’s economic contribution and the composition of its workforce, as well as the extent to which the supply through the education and training pipeline is likely to meet future needs and demand for engineering skills. Its findings are used widely by the media, policy makers and employers alike. The Engineering Brand Monitor establishes the national benchmark for public perceptions of engineers and engineering.

We evaluate all our activity to help ensure our engagements with young people have as much impact as possible. It is through this evaluation that we have identified the degree to which we are winning hearts and changing minds through our programmes, with positive impacts on young people’s understanding of engineering, perceptions of a career in it, and the extent to which they view engineering as a career for both boys and girls. And we have learnt that if young people meet an engineer and know they have done so, they come away with higher levels of knowledge of what people working in engineering do and higher levels of perceived desirability of engineering careers.

Engineering UK report archive, research and briefing papers

Throughout the year EngineeringUK produces a range of briefing papers on key policy issues surrounding science, technology, engineering and maths. You can access these as well as archived interactive versions of the Engineering UK report here.

Briefings
Gender disparity in engineering

This is a research briefing on female underrepresentation in the industry.

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Social mobility in engineering

This is a research briefing on social mobility in the industry.

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Engineering UK report archive
Engineering UK 2018 report

You can download the 2018 report, the Excel resource, the synopsis, and the Annex from here.

Engineering UK 2017 report
Engineering UK 2016 report
Engineering UK 2015 report
Engineering UK 2014 report
Engineering UK 2013 report
Engineering UK 2012 report
Engineering UK 2011 report
Engineering UK 2009/10 report
Engineering UK 2008 report
Engineering UK 2007 report
Engineering UK 2006 report
Engineering UK 2005 report
Engineering UK 2003/04 report
Economy
Sep 2015 Cebr - Productivity and lifetime earnings impacts of engineering education and training

This report compares the impact of vocational and graduate engineering education on productivity and lifetime earnings. The report also estimates GVA at sub-sector level. 

Read the report here

Jan 2015 Cebr - The contribution of engineering to the UK economy - the muliplier impacts

We commissioned another report from the Cebr, exploring the job multiplier effect of engineering on the UK economy. 

Read the report here

Tomorrow's Engineers
May 2016 Tomorrow's Engineers Core Funded 2015 - Key Findings

This report summarises the key results from the post event survey completed by students and teachers after participating in the Tomorrow’s Engineers funded activities. The objectives of the evaluation were to ascertain: - the perception and knowledge of engineering that young people have following the activity - the level of desirability amongst young people and recommendation amongst teachers of engineering careers - how attitudes towards engineering amongst young people and teachers compare to those surveyed in the EEBM.

Read the report here.

May 2016 TE Energy Quest 2015 - Key Findings

This report summarises the key results from the post event survey completed by students and teachers after participating in the Energiser Event and Energy Challenge activities. The objectives of the evaluation were to ascertain: - the perception and knowledge of engineering that young people have following the activity - the level of desirability amongst young people and recommendation amongst teachers of engineering careers - how attitudes towards engineering amongst young people and teachers compare to those surveyed in the EEBM.

Read the report here.

May 2015 Tomorrow's Engineers 2013-2014 - Key Findings

This report presents key findings from the 2013-2014 Tomorrow's Engineers evaluation, with particular emphasis on the impact the programme had on young people's perceptions of STEM.

Read the report here.