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UK companies have 'plenty of graduate engineer jobs'

Published: Tuesday, 19 October 2010   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

Graduate engineers should have no trouble finding suitable jobs at present despite the UK's ongoing economic struggles, it has been suggested.

Lobby group EngineeringUK claims that about 20,000 young Britons leave university with engineering-related qualifications every year, the Guardian reports.

However, with the Institute of Employment Research predicting that 587,000 jobs will need to be filled in this sector over the next ten years, opportunities are likely to be widespread.

Paul Jackson, chief executive of EngineeringUK, explained that companies will "always need engineering solutions".

"Even in this gloomy economic climate, careers within engineering have remained relatively stable," he told the newspaper.

"As a result of the sustainable and low-carbon agenda, organisations involved in low-carbon building and renewable energy are likely to be among the more active graduate recruiters."

Mr Jackson also claimed that engineering is the third highest-paid career graduate employees can enter when they complete their degrees.

The latest Guardian 300 survey revealed that graduate public sector jobs are still proving popular, despite the impending government spending cuts.

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