Informed Scotland to exhibit at The Graduate Engineer Show


On 30th October Informed Scotland will be at the UK’s first Graduate Engineer Show at The Roundhouse in Derby. We’re sharing a stand with emh connect’s UK Digest. It’s a fantastic opportunity to engage with business and students face-to-face in a sector that is constantly highlighted in our monthly publications.

The Show will bring together 50 of the UK’s major engineering organisations including Shell, BP, Rolls Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens and Baker Hughes, plus engineering institutions, skills bodies and universities. Half of the exhibitors have a presence in Scotland.

Over 1300 engineering students from 66 universities across the country are registered to attend. Those making the trip from Scotland include Glasgow, Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University undergraduates.

Ken Davies, Director of The Graduate Engineer Show, decided to create the event after sensing a general disillusionment amongst students and employers with the traditional careers fair. It is also a smart way to showcase a sector full of opportunities. Ken commented, ‘The shortage of UK educated graduate engineers, particularly women, emerging from universities in the next decade is alarming, and is likely to lead to a significant intensification of the competition for these graduates over the next few years.

We’re excited to be involved in the event, sensing that the interest it has already generated from both industry and education will ensure it won’t be a one-off. An Informed Scotland Graduate Engineer Show Special issue is being produced to highlight the breadth of relevant learning and skills activity across the landscape. More on that later..!

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