The renewed call from EngineeringUK urges the government to invest £40m to improve access to careers provision in education across England. Emphasising that a bigger investment and a new careers strategy will enable more young people in education to understand the opportunities available in STEM careers.
Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, said: “Without quality careers information and guidance, students will be unable to reap the full benefit of their education by choosing the best pathways, and indeed, careers that will fulfil them and meet the needs of the nation.
“Improving young people’s knowledge of the variety of roles available in engineering, and the pay they could expect (which they typically under-estimate) is key to attracting more young people from more diverse backgrounds into engineering and technology.”
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