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ICOM explores why apprentices choose engineering

The Industrial and Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) has conducted research to find out why some young people choose a career in engineering.

ICOM carried out a series of interviews with young engineering apprentices, past and present, working in the HVAC sector.

“The purpose of the interviews was to gain a better insight into why some people chose engineering as a career route, and the benefits they have enjoyed as a result,” explained ICOM director Ross Anderson. “It is our hope that by showcasing a series of real-life apprenticeship career profiles, we can help generate a more positive perception of engineering among young people.”

The interviews, which covered engineers who had joined the industry between 1970 and 2014, provide insight into what initially attracted people to engineering.

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