Engineering UK report 2018

Our flagship publication Engineering UK: The state of engineering, published for the 20th time in 2018, is a detailed examination of engineering’s economic contribution and the composition of its workforce, as well as the extent to which the supply through the education and training pipeline is likely to meet future needs and demand for engineering skills. Its findings are used widely by the media, policy makers and employers alike. The Engineering Brand Monitor establishes the national benchmark for public perceptions of engineers and engineering.

In their foreword, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Malcolm Brinded, Chairman of EngineeringUK, identify some of the key challenges and make some recommendations to improve the supply of engineers and others with related skills.

For 2018, the structure and look and feel of the report has been revised to improve its usability. In addition, all report data tables and charts have been published – often in more detail than is presented in the report itself – and are available in a companion resource available in Excel format. We continually update this resource throughout the year.

The full report and Excel resource can be downloaded free of charge alongside - there is also an interactive fact wall with themed highlights.

An updated Excel resource for 2019 and a summary of key updates, which serve as companions to the 2018 report are also available.

The full report and Excel resource can be downloaded free of charge - there is also an interactive fact wall with themed highlights. 

**PLEASE NOTE: If you are downloading the report for the first time, you will need to 'Register as a new user'.


Engineering UK report

Synopsis

Annex

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Excel resource

Facts and figures 

 
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Engineering UK report contributors

Engineering UK report archive, research and briefing papers

Throughout the year EngineeringUK produces a range of briefing papers on key policy issues surrounding science, technology, engineering and maths. You can access these as well as archived interactive versions of the Engineering UK report here.

Briefings
Our careers, our future: STEM careers provision and young people

This is a research briefing on young people’s experiences and perspectives of careers provision and engineering.

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Young people and Covid-19

 This briefing presents the findings of a survey of young people (aged 11 to 19) undertaken in summer 2020.

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Gender disparity in engineering

This is a research briefing on female underrepresentation in the industry.

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Social mobility in engineering

This is a research briefing on social mobility in the industry.

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Engineering UK report archive
Engineering UK 2020 report

You can download the Engineering UK 2020 Educational pathways report here.

Engineering UK 2018 report

You can download the 2018 report, the Excel resource, the synopsis, and the Annex from here.

Engineering UK 2017 report
Engineering UK 2016 report
Engineering UK 2015 report
Engineering UK 2014 report
Engineering UK 2013 report
Engineering UK 2012 report
Engineering UK 2011 report
Engineering UK 2009/10 report
Engineering UK 2008 report
Engineering UK 2007 report
Engineering UK 2006 report
Engineering UK 2005 report
Engineering UK 2003/04 report
Economy
Sep 2015 Cebr - Productivity and lifetime earnings impacts of engineering education and training

This report compares the impact of vocational and graduate engineering education on productivity and lifetime earnings. The report also estimates GVA at sub-sector level. 

Read the report here

Jan 2015 Cebr - The contribution of engineering to the UK economy - the muliplier impacts

We commissioned another report from the Cebr, exploring the job multiplier effect of engineering on the UK economy. 

Read the report here

Tomorrow's Engineers
May 2016 Tomorrow's Engineers Core Funded 2015 - Key Findings

This report summarises the key results from the post event survey completed by students and teachers after participating in the Tomorrow’s Engineers funded activities. The objectives of the evaluation were to ascertain: - the perception and knowledge of engineering that young people have following the activity - the level of desirability amongst young people and recommendation amongst teachers of engineering careers - how attitudes towards engineering amongst young people and teachers compare to those surveyed in the EEBM.

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May 2016 TE Energy Quest 2015 - Key Findings

This report summarises the key results from the post event survey completed by students and teachers after participating in the Energiser Event and Energy Challenge activities. The objectives of the evaluation were to ascertain: - the perception and knowledge of engineering that young people have following the activity - the level of desirability amongst young people and recommendation amongst teachers of engineering careers - how attitudes towards engineering amongst young people and teachers compare to those surveyed in the EEBM.

Read the report here.

May 2015 Tomorrow's Engineers 2013-2014 - Key Findings

This report presents key findings from the 2013-2014 Tomorrow's Engineers evaluation, with particular emphasis on the impact the programme had on young people's perceptions of STEM.

Read the report here.

Engineering Brand Monitor (EBM)
Engineering Brand Monitor (EBM) 2019

Establishes the national benchmark for public perceptions of engineers and engineering.

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Engineering Insights
The economic impact of Covid-19 on UK engineering enterprise

Tracks the economic implications on engineering in - as much as possible - real time.

Take a look at the new interactive resource 

 

Gender disparities in educational pathways into engineering

Explores data from a range of sources which show the extent of the gender imbalance in the industry. 

Take a look at the new interactive resource