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Graduate engineer jobs may be created after government investment

Published: Friday, 18 March 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

More graduate engineer jobs may be created in the United Kingdom's manufacturing research industry, after the government announced extra investment for the sector.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills are to invest around £51 million to keep the UK at the cutting edge of technological research, it was announced yesterday (March 17th).

Most of the money will go towards setting up national Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Centres for Innovative Manufacturing, which will create jobs in locations such as Nottingham, Cranfield and Strathclyde.

Mark Prisk, the Conservative minister for business and enterprise, said that the government needs to refocus the economy for modern times.

"Manufacturing generates £140 billion a year for the economy and accounts for 55 per cent of total UK exports. And increasingly, it is high tech, advanced manufacturing that leads the way," he said.

"But we need to do more to rebalance our economy. These exciting new partnerships between our universities and businesses will play a vital role in keeping UK manufacturing ahead of the game internationally."

Earlier this week, nuclear energy component manufacturer Areva revealed that nuclear power would create around 100,000 engineer jobs in the UK in the coming years.

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