The engineering sector currently employs 5.4 million people in the UK, and there will be an expected 2.56 million job openings in the industry up to 2022. However, filling these may not be a simple process; 48.3% of engineering enterprises say they have difficulties in filling vacancies, delaying new products and services and negatively impacting the bottom line. If engineering companies can iron out the recruitment and skills issues they are facing, they have the potential to generate £27 billion per year from 2022. (Source: EngineeringUK)
If you want to ensure your business produces part of that annual £27 billion, investing in your people now is a necessity. By providing attractive development opportunities, you will create a skilled and engaged workforce for your company, as well as standing out from the crowd when you want to recruit the best candidates to fill some of those expected job openings.
Having partnered with engineering companies large and small, including Hayward Tyler, Arc Specialist Engineering, Huf UK, and Covpress Holdings, Discovery Graduates is ideally placed to help you maximise your return on investment in development. Whether your challenges involve recruitment, development, retention, or a combination of these areas, Discovery can help you find the right solution for your company.