EngineeringUK is an independent organisation that promotes the vital contribution of engineers, engineering and technology in our society and works to encourage young people to pursue engineering careers. You can find out more about EngineeringUK’s programmes, its report and recommendations on the state of UK engineering on the EngineeringUK website.
EngineeringUK 2014 (The state of engineering)
The Engineering UK report has provided the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community, government, businesses and third sector organisations with a compelling evidence base across the STEM continuum.
There are two overriding messages from the report. Firstly, that Britain is great at engineering - its skilled engineers are world class and engineering makes a vital and valued contribution to the UK economy and can help mitigate the grand global challenges of climate change, ageing populations, and supply of food, clean water and energy. Secondly, that the UK at all levels of education does not have either the current capacity or the rate of growth needed to meet the forecast demand for skilled engineers by 2020.