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Walker Filtration invests in talent to tackle the industry-wide skills gap

PUBLISHED Thursday, December 20 2018

Walker Filtration has welcomed two apprentices to its facility in Washington, Tyne and Wear, in a bid to tackle the national engineering skills shortage and help boost youth employment in the industry.

According to a recent report by Engineering UK, to close the ever-increasing skills gap in the engineering sector, the industry must focus on effectively harnessing the talent pool of young people. The UK needs 1.8 million new engineers and technicians by 2025 but the report reveals that only 39 per cent of 16 to 19-year olds would consider a career in engineering.

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