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'Substantial' engineer shortage

There is "substantial demand" for engineers in the UK economy and young people, particularly girls, must be encouraged to take up the profession, a Government-commissioned review has found.

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'Substantial' shortage of engineers 'must be addressed'

There is "substantial demand" for engineers in the UK economy, a review has found.

The Government-commissioned review says more must be done to encourage young people, particularly girls, to take up the profession.

The review said as the economy changes there will be more need for professionals to work in the engineering sector. Credit: PA

Led by Professor John Perkins, chief scientific adviser to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the review calls for employers and professional organisations to step in and work with the Government to address the shortage of skills.

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