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Sector Insight - Sustaining engineering and technology skills

In a special Sector Insight, the Energy sector spells out what the IET is doing to work with both industry and academia to help bridge the gap.

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The skills gap appears to be bigger than ever according to the IET’s 2013 Skills Survey with 42% of respondents reporting that recent engineering, IT and technical recruits do not meet reasonable skill expectations.

What more can your organisation do to engage with schools and colleges? What more can be done to enhance the quality of university degrees? What support does your organisation need to operate an apprenticeship scheme? What are your organisation’s particular recruitment challenges at the present time? How can the IET help your organisation create the future workforce it needs?

In a special Sector Insight, IET Energy spells out what the IET is doing to work with both industry and academia to help bridge the gap. If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions to identify further ‘next steps’ or would like to get involved in any of these initiatives, please email sectors@theiet.org.  Your views and active participation are vital to us!

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The IET carries out annual surveys of businesses to gauge the state of skills in the engineering and technology sector.  These surveys can be downloaded from the Factfiles section of this website.