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

Every time a job is created in engineering 

 new jobs are created elsewhere

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 Humber is home to a number of specialist engineering institutions including Grimsby InstituteEngineering UTC Northern LincolnshireRon Dearing UTCHETAand HOTA which provide practical training to support the needs of the advanced engineering sector, as well as the University of Hull with its Knowledge Exchange which supports innovation in engineering

Will there be opportunities available?

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

New industries and technologies are emerging, adding to already significant demand for engineering skills. 203,000 people with Level 3+ engineering skills are needed every year to meet demand

There is predicted to be an annual demand for 124,000 engineers and technicians with core engineering skills across the economy

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


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