Are you a sharp and young talented engineer? You may want to consider moving to the United Kingdom. Jaguar Land Rover today released a statement calling for more young people to consider careers in engineering and technology after a new survey revealed that engineering remains a small interest among UK teenagers.
JLR plans to talk to thousands of young people at ‘The Big Bang’ science and engineering fair at the NEC in Birmingham tomorrow. The company published results of a new survey of 1,000 13-16 year olds which discovered that less than 20% had considered a career in engineering.
“The success of our global business – and the UK economy –lies in engineering and innovation. JLR has ambitious plans for growth and this can only be supported by innovation in new products, engines and environmental technologies,” said JLR Executive Director Mike Wright . “We are the UK’s leading investor in automotive research and development and we are successfully delivering breakthroughs in engineers, performance and sustainability.”
Jaguar and Land Rover has a program of educational initiatives to promote STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) within schools and colleges to help create the next generation of engineers and technologists.
Let’s go kids.