CBI Calls for Twice as Many Science and Engineering Students to Beat Future Skills Shortage

Published: May 14, 2007

The UK will have a shortage of scientists and engineers unless it doubles the proportion of graduates doing these subjects by 2014, business leaders warned today. Employers’ group the CBI said the predicted growth of jobs in these subjects was on course to outstrip the supply of qualified employees. It warned that jobs would go overseas unless the share of people leaving university with degrees in science, engineering and technology degrees rose from 12% to 25%.

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