Mick Heatlie, training and development manager for TEi, said that there are many graduate recruitment schemes being implemented in these sectors at the minute, as many engineers are approaching the end of their careers.
He said that this is essential because, if more young people do not enter the industry over the next ten years, then there is not going to be an industry.
"We have got engineers in their 20s and 30s but none in their 40s, so it is difficult. If companies don't look to the future and have a succession plan then they may fail in the future," the expert added.
It comes after recent research by TARGETjobs showed that 52 per cent of students on construction-related degrees were not put off by negative portrayals of the job market in the media.
Around 45 per cent of students were 'very confident' or 'confident' about finding a graduate job or internship this year, while fewer than 30 per cent admitted to a lack of confidence.
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Source: The Sales Engineer News