Many recent upheavals have impacted the UK’s engineering industry. The outbreak of the Coronavirus forced many organisations to change dramatically and embrace more flexible working models, however, it is the effects of Brexit that are having the greatest impact on UK engineering and manufacturing employers. The engineering and manufacturing sector is already feeling the impact Brexit has had on the free movement of talent across European countries.
Not only will this impact the industry’s current recruitment efforts, it will also affect future ones as many international students will face increased difficulties getting into UK universities, causing a talent shortage in the future.
The engineering market faces many challenges when it comes to a talent shortage. As an industry at the forefront of the tech and digital revolution, engineering employers need to constantly look for highly skilled and innovative candidates in order to retain a competitive edge in themarket. Competition to attract the very best engineering talent is fierce with many leading employers creating increasingly competitive salary and compensation packages to attract and retain top talent. However, high calibre engineering talent is looking for more from their employers than ever before, which presents you with the ideal opportunity to enhance your company culture.
Top candidates are looking for:
- Attractive bonus structures
- Flexible working opportunities
- Employers who are innovative
- Forward-thinking technology and processes
- An employer with good corporate social responsibility ideals
The Heat Recruitment Engineering Salary Survey is your definitive guide to engineering and manufacturing salaries across the UK. We hope you will find this information insightful as your look to attract the talent you need to ensure business growth.
We hope you will enjoy our Salary Survey, and if you would like us to provide further market analysis and create a bespoke hiring strategy and salary benchmarks for your upcoming strategic hires, please get in touch.