Engineering is the application of scientific, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials, and processes.

The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialised fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application.


There are over

Employed in this sector in the Humber

This accounts for over


Of employment in the region

Did You Know?


of the Engineering workforce is female
The average graduate starting salary for engineering is
over a fifth more than for all graduates
Engineers can work in many different industries including chemicals, food manufacturing, the motor and aerospace industries
Engineers use computers and new technologies to design new products

The Engineering industry requires more qualified people

Will there be opportunities available?

There is an annual shortfall of up to 59,000 engineering graduates & technicians to fill core engineering roles nationally

Engineering companies are projected to need 186,000 people nationally with engineering skills over the next 5 years

Employment trends for the Humber show that this is an increasing sector for employment


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