Off the rails?

Graduates don’t want to be engineers any more, and those in the industry are often tempted to go elsewhere for more money. So how are recruiters coping with the sector’s staffing problems?

Step onto one of the rusting old hulks that are still ferrying passengers to and from Waterloo station, 20 years after they should have been consigned to the great siding in the sky, and you realise why engineers are so important to the economy.

Engineering makes business possible in all sectors. Who will build our schools, railways and hospitals?


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