British civil engineering skills: defusing the time bomb


Byfield, M.P. (2003) British civil engineering skills: defusing the time bomb. Proceeding of The Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering, 156, (4), 183-186. (doi:10.1680/cien.156.4.183.36767).

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The UK's civil engineering industry is facing a demographic time bomb. Half the country's chartered civil engineers—a total of 15 000 professionals—are likely to retire in the next ten years. During that period only 6 000 new graduates are expected to join the profession, leaving a shortfall of around 9 000 civil engineers. This paper analyses these alarming statistics and concludes that more funding is needed for domestic civil engineering degree courses if Britain is to avoid becoming reliant on foreign civil engineering skills.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Byfield M. P., (2003). "British civil engineering skills: defusing the time bomb." Proceeding of The Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering, 156/4, 183-186
ISSNs: 1751-7672 (print)
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Keywords: economics & finance, education & training
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
ePrint ID: 53920
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:36
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/53920

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