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The most in demand engineers of 2015

Most In Demand Engineers 2015

The most in demand engineers of 2015.

This year the number of engineering vacancies in the UK is predicted to rise well beyond our current capacity of skills. We look at the top sectors predicted to demand the most engineers in 2015.

1. Energy

As we look towards alternative and clearer sources of energy, growth in jobs within the low carbon sector are set to boom and SME’s operating as technology developers in this sector are expected to flourish. Read our full report on the energy sector here.

Nuclear engineering in both decommissioning and next generation of power plants are expected to require high level mechanical and electronic engineering know how, as new projects come on stream.

2. Civil infrastructure and construction

Already experiencing a resurgence and suffering from under capacity of skills engineers, the civil infrastructure and construction sectors are likely to experience deeper constraints in 2015, with the most in demand jobs including Quantity Surveyors, Technical Estimators and Design Engineers. Apply for civil and construction jobs here.

3. Engineering manufacturing

UK precision engineering manufacturers form a virtual link in the supply chain of industry. Capable of delivering quality products when needed the demand on specialist manufacturers to automotive, aerospace and capital plant has intensified in 2014 and demand for Production Engineers with CNC machine tool experience is anticipated to accelerate in 2015. See how to recruit Manufacturing Engineers here.

4. Hygienic process plant

Part of the wider food and beverage production industry (which already employs 16% of the overall manufacturing workforce in the UK), hygienic process engineering, packaging and automation are the top technical positions in demand for 2015 with robotics and high speed machinery expected to be key investment by the big producers to improve manufacturing competitiveness. Read our expert insight on this sector here.

5. Automotive

The domestic market for vehicle production reached 1.5million in 2014 and is set to reach 2million by 2017, placing a continued demand on manufacturing engineers.

In product development the need for lower emissions, intelligent mobility and infotainment means electronics engineers and powertrain engineers will continue to be highly sought after skills. Recruit Automotive Engineers here.

For further insight into any of the sectors mentioned, or for a detailed salary survey by sector and location, please contact us.