Cookies on Zenoot

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. More info

2 minute read - 22nd September 2023

EngineeringUK announces new five year strategy

EngineeringUK has revealed a new five year strategy, which it says will set the direction of the organisation over the coming years.

With a core purpose of driving change so more young people choose engineering and technology careers, EngineeringUK’s refreshed vision is for the UK to have the diverse workforce needed for engineering and technology to thrive and to drive economic prosperity, improve sustainability and achieve net zero.

The not-for-profit organisation added that engineering and tech are critically important for the UK, with huge opportunities and responsibilities over the coming years, but the sector continues to face significant workforce challenges.

EngineeringUK has revealed a new five year strategy with a core purpose of driving change so more young people choose engineering and technology careers / Picture: Getty/iStock

EngineeringUK strategy

The strategy from 2023 to 2028 consists of four key strands of activity including:

Research and evidence – establishing the composition of the current engineering and technology workforce, future workforce needs and how to address them
Leadership – leading efforts to grow the collective impact of all engineering and technology inspiration and careers activities with young people of school age
Activities for schools – expanding its activities to encourage more, and more diverse, young people into engineering, technician and tech roles
Advocacy – providing advocacy and support to address policy and delivery challenges in STEM and careers education and workforce planning for engineering and tech

Dr Hilary Leevers, chief executive of EngineeringUK, said: “For engineering and technology to really thrive, we urgently need more people and more diversity in our workforce. Our new strategy provides us, and importantly all of our partners, with a renewed focus on what we’re trying to achieve, and clarity on how we’re going to get there. We’re determined to achieve our mission of enabling more young people from all backgrounds to be inspired, informed and progress into engineering and technology. But this will only be possible by working in partnership – we all have a part to play in this.”

Dr Alice Bunn, chief executive of the Institution for Mechanical Engineers and EngineeringUK trustee, added: “Engineering is an exciting, rewarding career and engineers have a key role in solving many of the complex global challenges we face today. We need to encourage many more young people into the profession, and it is vitally important we work together to drive change and ensure that young people have the right skills to make a difference. EngineeringUK’s new strategy will engage more young people with engineering and technology, helping to inspire a new generation of innovators.”

This content is copyright of Zenoot Ltd and its originator. You can use extracts, share or link to this page and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site. Bulk copying of text is not permitted. You can view our Terms of Use here.