Engineering & Manufacturing

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The Engineering & Manufacturing Deep Dive has explored the specialised and transferable skills needs for the sector and there is significant detail to be found in the Engineering & Manufacturing Evidence Base Report. We have summarised the findings below to provide a high-level snapshot of those skills needs.

Specialised Skills​

  • Quality and compliance​
  • Revit / AutoCAD / Dialux​
  • Decarbonisation skills​
  • Emerging technologies / IT based automation​
  • Leadership and management​
  • Software engineering skills​
  • Electronics​
  • CNC machining and G-Code programming skills​
  • Robotics​
  • Plant specific skills​
  • Welding​
  • Tool making and tool setting processing​
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering

Transferable Skills​

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Detail orientated
  • Analytical skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Communication skills and customer service
  • Self-motivation and drive
  • Career aspirations / innovation
  • Common sense
  • Good work ethnic
  • Good numeracy, literacy and digital skills

Read our Engineering & Manufacturing Deep Dive reports here

Deep Dive Executive SummaryDeep Dive Evidence Base ReportView the infographicView the infographic

For further information, please see our annexes from the main report


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