University challenge

Sheldon, Rob
March 2008
Utility Week;3/21/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p17
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a skills shortage in the engineering profession facing Great Britain in 2008. Factors that contributed to the shortage include fewer schoolchildren taking science subjects and a scarcity of science teachers. It discusses the findings of a study aimed at determining why utilities may not be attracting engineering graduates to the extent they may hope for conducted by Accent. Also mentioned are steps that utility firms could take to improve perceptions of the sector among engineering graduates.


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