Dick Olver, who was speaking to The Daily Telegraph at an event designed to boost children\’s interest science and engineering, said: \”We need more of the very good engineering graduates to go into engineering rather than the financial services.\” .
There\’s a simple answer to this.
A quick skip through the BAE Systems jobs page shows that you\’re offering £27k to someone to sell jets, 22k for a Quality Assurance Engineer and £26k for a Senior Commissioning Engineer….those latter two both on nuclear subs.
It\’s not just the City you\’re competing against with those wages. You\’re barely offering more than average wages.
You want more engineers my suggestion is that you offer more money to engineers.