Engineering Insights is an interactive web resource that allows you to explore research and data on issues important to the engineering sector.
Using the dropdown menus and sliders, you can customise the data in a way most relevant to you (e.g. by specific time periods, engineering industries, gender, or STEM subjects). Drilling down in this way allows you to identify specific information you’re interested in, as well as to see how trends have changed over time.
So far, we have released Engineering Insights on the following topics:
- The economic impact of COVID-19 on UK engineering enterprise
- Gender disparities in the main educational pathways leading to a career in engineering, with individual dashboards focusing on:
- STEM secondary education
- 11 to 19 year olds’ knowledge, perceptions and understanding of engineering
- Engineering and technology apprenticeships
- Engineering and technology in higher education
These interactive resources will be updated as and when new data becomes available, which will allow you to see how these issues are evolving in ‘real-time’.
Let us know what you think
We are keen to develop and expand Engineering Insights in the coming period. If you have any suggested topics or feedback, please do feel free to get in touch with Anna Jones, Research Officer, at [email protected]
This interactive web resource tracks the economic implications on engineering in - as much as possible - real time, with content updated and expanded on an ongoing basis. Currently, it presents data from the Business Impacts of COVID Survey (BICS) and the Index of Production, on a range of indicators including: proportion of businesses temporarily closed; turnover rates; difficulties in exporting and importing; proportion of staff within sectors that have been furloughed; and Gross Value Added (GVA) compared to the year prior.
This dashboard shows the proportions of women participating in STEM subjects at various points along the engineering educational pipeline and in the engineering workforce, as well as changes over time (2014/15 to 2017/8).
This dashboard provides data on the gender differences in take-up and achievement of STEM subjects at GCSE and A level.
This dashboard provides data on 11-19 year olds’ knowledge, perceptions and understanding of engineering from the Engineering Brand Monitor, a UK-wide survey measuring public perceptions of engineering.
This series of dashboards presents the gender disparity within engineering and technology apprenticeships in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
This dashboard gives an overview gender disparity of higher education, focusing specifically on engineering and technology related degrees.