Last week’s Poll: With not enough people entering engineering, which statement do you most agree?

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The engineering sector is in relatively good health but is still struggling to attract fresh talent, a factor that threatens to undermine the profession.

This is the conclusion of EngineeringUK’s State of Engineering report, which warns the Britain will fall behind countries such as Germany and South Korea if it fails to plug the skills gap.

But why aren’t enough people becoming engineers? We asked this question in our weekly poll and found that over half (52%) thought that the status of engineering is too low. Exactly a quarter of respondents thought industry should engage with schools, whilst 14% thought teachers were not doing enough to make engineering attractive. Of the remaining 9%, 2% agreed that engineers complain too much, and 7% thought other factors are at play when ticking the “None of the above’ option.

What do you think? Let us know below.