Skilled engineering graduates are essential to the industry workforce of tomorrow. With the construction sector’s demand for skilled workers as high as ever, it’s clear that A Levels, TechBacc programmes and apprenticeships are all equally vital.
Julia Evans, BSRIA chief executive, commented: “Learning the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects forms the building blocks of a career in engineering and construction. Our industry, and indeed economy, relies on students progressing to engineering.
“BSRIA acknowledges the hard work and achievement of those receiving this year's A Level and AS Level results and congratulates all students for their grades.
“BSRIA is actively supportive of the take up of STEM subjects. Indeed our Inspire programme promotes the industry to young people by working with local schools, national and local politicians, and the media to change industry perceptions.
“Advice for those going on to university: do your research on the course to ensure it offers a placement year in industry. Such knowledge and skills gained from real work experience can never be underestimated. And look into engineering apprenticeships which also offer invaluable hands-on experience.”