View on demand: Engineering careers in 2021 - opportunities, challenges and earnings

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The Engineer's recent panel discussion on the engineering jobs landscape is now available to view on demand

Engineers, along with professionals from most other sectors of the economy, have faced a challenging and unsettling time over the past 12 months.

As reported in The Engineer's recently published annual salary survey, large numbers of the UK engineering workforce have found themselves laid off, furloughed, out of work, or obliged to temporarily sacrifice a proportion of their salary.


What’s more, there is a growing sense that the pandemic has accelerated a process of industry wide change: altering – perhaps permanently – established working patterns and accelerating the development of a number of key technology areas. All of this will have a profound impact on engineering’s skills requirements and career pathways and opportunities.

In this online panel discussion –held in partnership with technical recruitment specialist Matchtech - we brought together a diverse panel of industry experts, specialist recruiters and current jobseekers to discuss some of the 2021 salary surveys’ key findings and offer advice and insight on how both engineers and engineering employers can navigate this altered landscape.

Discussion areas / agenda

  • Areas of opportunity for engineering job seekers
  • Transferrable skills
  • The challenges and benefits of driving diversity
  • Routes into Industry
  • The benefits of professional registration
  • Talking to the talent pool – how recruiters can improve engagement with job seekers


Graham Carter – Managing Director, Matchtech

Virginia Hodge - Trustee and Company Director – Foothold, The IET benevolent fund

Gordon Woodward-Clark – Chartered Engineer & Job seeker

Jon Excell – Editor, The Engineer

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