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  1. Fiona Boak Humber EBP/Connexions Humber

  2. The Engineering Sector • 1.4M employed in industry (2004) • Breadth & diversity: mechanical, electrical/electronics, telecommunication, biomedical, aerospace, transport, design, environmental, oil, gas, chemical/nuclear energy & utilities, engineering manufacture and building services • Key sub-sectors: basic metal manufacture; electronics; automotive • Importance of sector to UK economy • 42% of workers 45-64 years

  3. Key Factors • 90% of employment is full-time • No south/south east ‘drift’ • Large number of SMEs • Employment in decline • Anticipated skills shortages: Level 3 • Gender imbalance

  4. Key Drivers • Technological developments • Increasing competition • Move away from mass production • The ‘green agenda’

  5. The National Picture • Decline in employment over next 10 years • Priorities for action: attracting more entrants to the industry, developing appropriate qualifications and training programmes, upskilling the current workforce

  6. Yorkshire & Humber • 125,200 employed in 6,300 engineering & manufacturing establishments • 46% employ 5 or more people • 45% of establishments in metal products sector • 2 largest engineering occupations: craftspersons: 24% and operators/assemblers: 24%

  7. The Humber • Key employment sector for area • Increased reliance on CAD, controlled engineering & manufacturing processes • Employers want: increased knowledge/understanding of ICT, health & safety, leadership/management • Skills: demand for metal related craft skills • Reported lack of local recruitment • CATCH facility • Environmental technologies: anticipated growth 2005-15

  8. Further Information • http://www.guidance-research.org/ • http://www.semta.org.uk/ • http://www.scenta.co.uk/ • http://www.etechb.co.uk/ • http://www.ecitb.org.uk/ • http://yp.direct.gov.uk/diplomas/ • http://www.lmihumber.co.uk/

  9. Pathways for Progression • Developing the local picture • Up to date information on learning/ training pathways and providers linked to: • Labour market information: jobs/salaries/trends

  10. Pathways for Progression • http://www.aimhigherhumber.org/