Engineers Ireland. Skills Shortage!

26 Nov 2018
Director General of Engineers Ireland Caroline Spillane tells Adam Maguire that most engineering firms are seeing a skills shortage

More than 6,000 new jobs are being planned by Engineers Ireland members next year, however the vast majority of firms are also seeing an ongoing skills shortage.A new survey has found that almost 60% of organisations were planning to hire civil and building engineers next year, while close to 40% would be looking for mechanical and manufacturing talent. However at this stage it is hard to know how many of those will find suitable candidates.

"If we have an expected out-turn of about 3,000 college graduates this year, in what disciplines are they going into and what areas is the demand in?," said Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland. 

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