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Rolls-Royce calls for more graduates in engineering
Friday, 12 February 2010
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The chief executive of Rolls-Royce, which is now hiring the most graduates in its history, has called for an increase in the number of students leaving university with engineering degrees to help fill a skills gap.
Sir John Rose and his firm hired 700 graduates and apprentices last year, the vast majority in the UK, but said that smaller companies need to be able to have talented British engineering students to choose from, the Guardian reports.
This could come as a boost to recent university leavers with a degree in engineering who are seeking work, as Sir Rose suggests that firms are hungry for these type of candidates.
He told the paper: "Very large numbers of graduates which are going through British universities are non-UK nationals. The supply of UK graduates is not as big as we would like. If we are going to grow the manufacturing base we need to grow the [skills] pool.
"You have to do high value-added [manufacturing] activity if you're going to pay as much as we do. It means you have to have high levels of education. You need reasonably smart people to do it."
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