Graduate job hunters
may be interested to hear the views of the chairman of BAE systems,
who believes that skills gaps in the manufacturing industry could
be improved if the City stopped plucking the best engineering and
Dick Olver told the Daily Telegraph that his sector needs more
"very good" engineering graduates to go into engineering as opposed
to the more lucratively paid financial services industry.
He said that the current financial crisis could help to reverse the
trend and persuade the best graduates to consider engineering
instead, while he also wants the government to act quickly if it
wants schools and universities to keep producing high quality
"Young people are always using the things technology produces like
Xboxes and iPods and they think it's great. Engineers made those
happen and the link hasn't been made," he added.
"We need to raise the status of the profession in this country to
the same as is enjoyed in parts of Europe and the US."
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