The engineering profession needs 203,000 skilled people each year to 2024 and has an annual shortage of 20,000 graduates.
The workforce also faces a major lack of diversity – only 12 per cent of engineers are female and just 8 per cent come from black, Asian or minority ethnic groups (Engineering UK).
There's never been a better time for young people to consider engineering with huge demand for engineering graduates and apprentices.
We want people to think differently about engineering and see that it is all around us from our smart phones and tablets to our heating and lighting to our clothes and toiletries. Engineers have played a huge part in all of these and much, much more.