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IET Skills Survey 2019

IET factfile: Skills and Demand in Industry Survey 2019

This is the 13th year that we’ve published our skills report. This year’s report is based on extended telephone interviews with 701 engineering and technology employers across the UK in April, May and June 2019. 

The skills shortage in engineering remains an ongoing concern for engineering and technology companies in the UK. Companies are taking action to reduce skills shortages and skill gaps. However, there is a lot more to be done. The shortage of engineering or technical skills at a professional level is a mounting problem; there has also been a significant decrease in companies providing training at a professional level.

In addition, there has been no progress in diversifying the engineering and technical workforce since 2017, even though attracting under-represented groups will widen the pool of trained engineers and reduce skills shortages and gaps.