The UK faces a brain drain of top engineering talent unless it invests in training for the new generation of talent, a new report has stated.
According to research by General Electric (GE), six out of ten students believe engineering is a vital component of the British economy and are positive about their prospects going forward.
Academics on the other hand see the situation differently, with the UK ranked only fifth for technology and innovation and a less attractive proposition than Germany, the US or China.
Only 13 per cent believe Britain has a strong talent pool to call on and said further investment in training is needed.
Mark Elborne, president and chief executive officer, said the importance of the engineering sector to the UK economy cannot be overstated.
"These figures demonstrate that both business and government need to continue to support and invest in this new generation, to ensure we nurture and retain such talent," he added.
The James Dyson Foundation recently made a £225,000 donation for engineering students to the University of Bristol.
Posted by Chris Seel
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