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Engineers in demand as infrastructure investment grows

Engineering recruitment company praises commitment to infrastructure investment by Budget

Mark Tully, head of Roevin, the engineering recruitment specialists has spoken out in defence of the Budget, saying: “The Chancellor’s Budget demonstrates continuing commitment to infrastructure investment as a catalyst for wider economic growth.”

“This is set to deliver a real boost for the engineering jobs market. The government and industry must now work together and invest in nurturing engineering talent to deliver on these long-term policy initiatives.”

“From house-building to road and train infrastructure improvements, the government’s investment pledges will provide extensive opportunities for UK engineers.”

“In particular, we welcome the vision to make the UK “Europe’s technology centre” and the setting up of a dedicated centre for aerodynamics, a sector where the UK leads the world in expertise.”

“Tax relief for the oil and gas industry promises to unlock investment in the UK’s offshore industry. This will be a welcome incentive to the UK skills market, encouraging specialist oil and gas engineers to accept interesting opportunities at home, at a time when many of our best engineers are being enticed abroad to work on major offshore projects.”

“The Budget promises to have a positive impact on the engineering profession, although we can expect regional variations in the opportunities on offer.”

“Skilled engineers will need to remain flexible and mobile to take advantage of major infrastructure projects, particularly if the government expands its plans to allow cities greater devolved authority to deliver local schemes.”