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IET Engineering Skills Survey 2021

The Institution of Engineering and Technology publishes an annual survey. Focused on skills in 2021, the report highlights valuable lessons from industry that are at the heart of the DEC programme: 
  • More engineering employers than before report a lack of applicants for their roles
  • 49% of employers who think applicants do not have soft skills continue to think they lack teamwork
  • 33% say that complex problem-solving skills specific to the situation are the concern
  • 64% think sustainability will become more important to their organisation in the next five years
  • Many employers think young people entering the workforce do not have the skills needed to work in their industry.
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