Engineering and Manufacturing is one of the UK’s broadest sectors. Industries that require suitably qualified engineering and manufacturing graduates include space, music, nuclear, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, automation and robotics. The Food and Drink industry is the UK's biggest manufacturing sector, employing more than 400,000 workers.
Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical and Software Engineers are particularly sought after, with design, production and maintenance opportunities existing in numerous industries. Science and pharmaceutical companies employ large numbers of workers in research and development. 182,000 people with engineering skills will be needed in the UK each year to 2022 especially women.
HS2 will create at least 75,000 opportunities for businesses. At least 2,000 apprentices will take their first career steps or re-train on the project and, at peak construction, 30,000 jobs will be created to design and build the high-speed railway.