Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsThu, 23 Nov 2017 13:07:29 GMT Survey finds that around a third of engineers feel included in their profession http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-around-a-third-of-engineers-feel-included-in-their-profession-03865 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-around-a-third-of-engineers-feel-included-in-their-profession-03865 Survey finds that 34 per cent of manufacturing businesses have seen an increase in profits over the past six months Survey finds that 34 per cent of manufacturing businesses have seen an increase in profits over the past six months: Conducted by SWMAS (part of Exelin Group) and Economic Growth Solutions (EGS), the survey questioned small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) about how they felt their business has been impacted since the Brexit result. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-34-per-cent-of-manufacturing-businesses-have-seen-an-increase-in-profits-over-the-past-six-months-03859 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-that-34-per-cent-of-manufacturing-businesses-have-seen-an-increase-in-profits-over-the-past-six-months-03859 Report reveals 72 per cent of Scottish manufacturing and engineering firms struggle to recruit staff http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-72-per-cent-of-Scottish-manufacturing-and-engineering-firms-struggle-to-recruit-staff-03849 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Report-reveals-72-per-cent-of-Scottish-manufacturing-and-engineering-firms-struggle-to-recruit-staff-03849 Survey finds STEM subjects are building in popularity Survey finds STEM subjects are building in popularity: A recent engineering survey by BAE Systems has revealed that the efforts to change the public's views of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects is starting to pay off, with 51 per cent of parents revealing that they would encourage their child to embark on a career in STEM. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-STEM-subjects-are-building-in-popularity-03574 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-STEM-subjects-are-building-in-popularity-03574 73 per cent of engineers have faced gender discrimination 73 per cent of engineers have faced gender discrimination: According to a recent survey of female engineers by the recruitment company, Hays, many have admitted that they believe that they experience discrimination from a male-dominated industry which has not yet adapted to the demands of the modern family. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/73-per-cent-of-engineers-have-faced-gender-discrimination-03475 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/73-per-cent-of-engineers-have-faced-gender-discrimination-03475 Volume of Scottish exports falls following a slump in engineering sales, report reveals Volume of Scottish exports falls following a slump in engineering sales, report reveals: According to official figures from the Scottish engineering and manufacturing sector, the export volumes within manufacturing has fallen by 0.8 per cent for the fifth consecutive quarter in the three months to June 2016. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Volume-of-Scottish-exports-falls-following-a-slump-in-engineering-sales-report-reveals-03391 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Volume-of-Scottish-exports-falls-following-a-slump-in-engineering-sales-report-reveals-03391 Unfriendly workplaces described by female engineers, survey finds Unfriendly workplaces described by female engineers, survey finds: According to a new American research study of engineers, women and people of ethnic backgrounds (other than Caucasian) experience unfriendlier work environments than their white male peers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Unfriendly-workplaces-described-by-female-engineers-survey-finds-03352 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Unfriendly-workplaces-described-by-female-engineers-survey-finds-03352 Pay gap in engineering narrowing, survey reveals Pay gap in engineering narrowing, survey reveals: According to analysis by accountancy firm, Brookson, the pay gap between engineers in the North of England and the South of England has narrowed since the financial crisis. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pay-gap-in-engineering-narrowing-survey-reveals-03320 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pay-gap-in-engineering-narrowing-survey-reveals-03320 Research with recruitment, training and development professionals within STEM companies Contribute your thoughts and opinions and receive £50 for a 30 minute survey! http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-with-recruitment-training-and-development-professionals-within-STEM-companies-03277 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-with-recruitment-training-and-development-professionals-within-STEM-companies-03277 Decrease in junior engineers’ pay, survey reveals Decrease in junior engineers' pay, survey reveals: According to the findings of The Engineer's 2016 Salary Survey, the average salary for a junior engineer has declined by £3,462, falling to £28,771. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decrease-in-junior-engineers-pay-survey-reveals-03260 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Decrease-in-junior-engineers-pay-survey-reveals-03260 Survey finds engineering in Scotland affected as oil price weighs Survey finds engineering in Scotland affected as oil price weighs: Recent figures have revealed that the engineering sector in Scotland has been affected by decreases in order intake, export business and output volumes in the last quarter of 2016, following weak oil prices continuing to weigh on engineering activity. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-engineering-in-Scotland-affected-as-oil-price-weighs-03203 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-engineering-in-Scotland-affected-as-oil-price-weighs-03203 Just 6 per cent of Scottish engineering companies want a Brexit, survey finds A recent survey has revealed that just 6 per cent of the industry body's membership, Scottish Engineering, would be in favour of Britain exiting the European Union. On the other hand more than 75 per cent said they want Britain to remain. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-6-per-cent-of-Scottish-engineering-companies-want-a-Brexit-survey-finds-03153 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-6-per-cent-of-Scottish-engineering-companies-want-a-Brexit-survey-finds-03153 American girls surpass boys in engineering, tech and literacy tests According to a recent U.S national figures, girls in eighth-grade are surpassing the boys in engineering, technology and literacy tests. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-girls-surpass-boys-in-engineering-tech-and-literacy-tests-03109 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/American-girls-surpass-boys-in-engineering-tech-and-literacy-tests-03109 Calls for schools to drive engineering careers According to The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, teachers' influence over young people's career choices should be better promoted and better recognised by the Government, to help drive engineering as a viable career path. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Calls-for-schools-to-drive-engineering-careers-03061 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Calls-for-schools-to-drive-engineering-careers-03061 Survey finds engineering vacancies hard are to fill in manufacturing sector According to a recent survey into the manufacturing sector, many companies are experiencing skills shortages, with the most common gap in the workforce skills being engineering. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-engineering-vacancies-hard-are-to-fill-in-manufacturing-sector-02996 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-engineering-vacancies-hard-are-to-fill-in-manufacturing-sector-02996 Half of engineers and manufacturers will look for a new job in 2016 A recent survey by Investors in People has revealed that approximately 50 per cent of those working within the engineering and manufacturing industry will look for new employment in 2016, with 19 per cent already actively looking for a new position. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-engineers-and-manufacturers-will-look-for-a-new-job-in-2016-02905 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-engineers-and-manufacturers-will-look-for-a-new-job-in-2016-02905 Survey finds majority of public would encourage youngsters to get into engineering A recent engineering survey of the UK public has revealed that the majority of people would encourage young people to get into the engineering profession. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-public-would-encourage-youngsters-to-get-into-engineering-02736 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-public-would-encourage-youngsters-to-get-into-engineering-02736 Diversity needs to be promoted in engineering, report suggests A recent report by the Royal Academy of Engineering has indicated that more work needs to be done to promote diversity in engineering, despite many engineering companies in the UK already actively driving gender balance in engineering roles. The report revealed that minorities which need to be promoted are: ethnicity/race, sexual orientation and disability. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Diversity-needs-to-be-promoted-in-engineering-report-suggests-02724 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Diversity-needs-to-be-promoted-in-engineering-report-suggests-02724 Survey finds Forth Bridge is Scotland’s favourite example of engineering A recent survey of 1,000 Scottish people has revealed that the Forth Bridge is the favourite example of engineering in the country. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Forth-Bridge-is-Scotlands-favourite-example-of-engineering-02610 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Forth-Bridge-is-Scotlands-favourite-example-of-engineering-02610 Engineering and technology skills shortage threatens UK growth, survey finds A recent engineering and technology survey has revealed that a skills shortage is negatively affecting the UK's productivity growth and economic expansion. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-and-technology-skills-shortage-threatens-UK-growth-survey-finds-02532 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-and-technology-skills-shortage-threatens-UK-growth-survey-finds-02532 Engineering businesses difficult to recruit for, survey finds According to the findings from a recent survey by UK job website, CV-Library, engineering businesses find recruitment difficult, with almost 50 per cent revealing that the engineering sector has some of the most challenging positions to fill. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-businesses-difficult-to-recruit-for-survey-finds-02471 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-businesses-difficult-to-recruit-for-survey-finds-02471 Survey reveals that just under half of engineers in the UK consider switching jobs According to The Engineer's 2015 salary survey, nearly half (41 per cent) of engineers in the UK are considering changing their job. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-just-under-half-of-engineers-in-the-UK-consider-switching-jobs-02397 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-just-under-half-of-engineers-in-the-UK-consider-switching-jobs-02397 Western Europe largest market for North West engineering companies, survey finds According to a recent survey by BDO and the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Western Europe is the largest market for North West engineering companies, although, China's popularity is ever-increasing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Western-Europe-largest-market-for-North-West-engineering-companies-survey-finds-02341 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Western-Europe-largest-market-for-North-West-engineering-companies-survey-finds-02341 Female engineers need celebrating, IET says The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) have called on female engineers to enter its Young Women Engineer of the Year Award, with the aim to communicate to young females that engineering is an exciting industry, with creative and challenging careers on offer. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Female-engineers-need-celebrating-IET-says-02287 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Female-engineers-need-celebrating-IET-says-02287 Engineering graduates most desired by US employers, survey finds A recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers has found that those with a degree in Engineering are the most sought after graduates in the US. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-graduates-most-desired-by-US-employers-survey-finds-02157 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-graduates-most-desired-by-US-employers-survey-finds-02157 Pressure mounting on engineers, survey finds A recent survey of engineers has found that the industry is becoming increasingly more demanding, with the amount, and complexity of projects increasing. This is means that the time they have to bring work to the market is falling. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pressure-mounting-on-engineers-survey-finds-02087 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Pressure-mounting-on-engineers-survey-finds-02087 Nearly half of engineers are looking for new employment, survey reveals Experis' latest survey, entitled: 'Engineering Talent Supply and Demand', revealed that 47 per cent, of the 1,400 engineers surveyed, will actively start exploring new job opportunities in 2015. A further 21 per cent claimed that they may look for a new job. On the other hand, 11 per cent of the respondents said that it was not likely that they would change jobs this year. Higher pay was identified as the main reason why so many engineers are considering looking for another job. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-of-engineers-are-looking-for-new-employment-survey-reveals-02026 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-half-of-engineers-are-looking-for-new-employment-survey-reveals-02026 Just one per cent of parents see their daughters becoming engineers New research by the Institution of Engineering has found that only 1 per cent of parents, who have a daughter, can see them becoming an engineer in the future. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-per-cent-of-parents-see-their-daughters-becoming-engineers-01948 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-per-cent-of-parents-see-their-daughters-becoming-engineers-01948 Engineering industry predicted to grow in 2015, survey shows A new surveyof 3,500 engineers, conducted by Matchtech, has found that the growth withinthe UK industrial sector is predicted to increase in 2015. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-industry-predicted-to-grow-in-2015-survey-shows-01793 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineering-industry-predicted-to-grow-in-2015-survey-shows-01793 Survey Shows Lack of Skills in the Engineering Industry Due to a lack of skills in the engineering industry, MPs across the country are being asked to urge employers in their constituencies to work with schools and colleges to encourage more young people to choose a career in engineering as part of the wider STEM curriculum. The drive to inspire more people to become engineers comes after the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET) 2014 Engineering and Technology Skills and Demand in Industry survey revealed that more than half (53%) of employers believe they should get more involved with schools, colleges and universities to help change the perception of engineering among young people. IET's report also highlighted a consistently high demand for engineers and that, however, more than half of employers are finding it difficult to recruit the staff they need for their businesses to expand. Furthermore, according to the study's results, just one in 20 (6%) engineers are female, indicating an evident gender imbalance within the industry. Three fifths (59%) of engineering companies indicated concerns that a shortage of engineers would be a threat to their business, and more than two fifths (44%) of engineering, IT and technical recruits do not meet their employer's expected levels of skills. According to Nigel Fine, IET's Chief Executive, the engineering industry will need 87,000 new engineers a year for the next decade, highlighting the trade's need for upcoming talent. Fine added: 'It is encouraging to see from our survey that over half of engineering employers recognise that they have a crucial role to play here - as well as in helping to shape the curriculum so that young people enter the world of work with the skills that employers want. 'MPs are ideally placed to help us capitalise on this opportunity by helping to get more employers involved with the education system at a local level so that we produce a talent pipeline that can sustain a thriving UK economy.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Lack-of-Skills-in-the-Engineering-Industry-01668 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Lack-of-Skills-in-the-Engineering-Industry-01668 Few Women Employed in the UK’s Engineering Workforce, Study Shows A recently published report has shown that women make up just six per cent of the UK's engineering workforce. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-Women-Employed-in-the-UKs-Engineering-Workforce-Study-Shows-01637 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Few-Women-Employed-in-the-UKs-Engineering-Workforce-Study-Shows-01637 Survey Shows Low Employability Rates for Indian Engineering Graduates The aspirations of Indian engineering graduates do not correlate with their career readiness, according to the country's National Employability Report. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Low-Employability-Rates-for-Indian-Engineering-Graduates-01610 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Shows-Low-Employability-Rates-for-Indian-Engineering-Graduates-01610 Majority Of The Public Still Class Engineering As A ‘Male’ Profession A survey done by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) has shown that the majority of the public still class engineering as a 'male' profession. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-Of-The-Public-Still-Class-Engineering-As-A-Male-Profession-01553 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-Of-The-Public-Still-Class-Engineering-As-A-Male-Profession-01553 Survey Finds Support for High Speed 2 Rail Network Lacking According to a poll commissioned by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the vast majority (74%) of respondents said they would 'never' or 'rarely' use High Speed 2 (HS2), and three fifths (58%) said the money would be better spent on improving the existing network ' almost double the figure of those who oppose the project outright. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Support-for-High-Speed-2-Rail-Network-Lacking-01472 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Support-for-High-Speed-2-Rail-Network-Lacking-01472 Survey Finds Engineers Looking To Switch Jobs In 2014 According to the Engineering Talent Supply and Demand survey released by Experis, a division of ManpowerGroup, engineers are likely to jump ship for new job opportunities this year as they take advantage of increased demand for their talent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Engineers-Looking-To-Switch-Jobs-In-2014-01466 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-Finds-Engineers-Looking-To-Switch-Jobs-In-2014-01466 Engineers Take Charge of Up-Skilling for Career Development Kelly Services recently released the 2013 'Kelly Global Workforce Index' (KGWI). The annual survey, which reveals opinions about work and the workplace, uncovers a new wave of empowered employees who understand the importance of investing in skills. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineers-Take-Charge-of-Up-Skilling-for-Career-Development-01269 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Engineers-Take-Charge-of-Up-Skilling-for-Career-Development-01269 Market Research Survey Indicates Engineering Workers Confidence Reaches Pre-Recession Highs The Randstad Engineering Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among US engineers has risen above six tenths (61.9%), for the first time since 2008. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Indicates-Engineering-Workers-Confidence-Reaches-Pre-Recession-Highs-01268 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Survey-Indicates-Engineering-Workers-Confidence-Reaches-Pre-Recession-Highs-01268 Market Research Study Shows Less than Half of Manufacturers Conduct Energy Audits Plant Engineering recently released a study showing although energy is the largest cost for many manufactures, fewer than half (47%) are choosing to conduct an annual energy audit. While just over a quarter of respondents perform an energy audit annually, only a twentieth (5%) conducted an audit twice a year, and a tenth (9%) quarterly. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Shows-Less-than-Half-of-Manufacturers-Conduct-Energy-Audits-01266 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Study-Shows-Less-than-Half-of-Manufacturers-Conduct-Energy-Audits-01266 Research Discovers Looming Lack of Graduates For Engineering Profession A combination of recently published reports point to a looming lack of graduates for the engineering profession and other STEM industries. According to the Social Market Foundation, assuming that the number of STEM graduates entering other professions (i.e. non-STEM) stays the same, the economy will require a further 40,000 graduates a year in science, engineering, maths and technology based subjects in order to fill the number of roles required annually - an increase in annual STEM graduates of almost 50%. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Discovers-Looming-Lack-of-Graduates-For-Engineering-Profession-01225 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-Discovers-Looming-Lack-of-Graduates-For-Engineering-Profession-01225 Market Research Report Details Engineering Sector Salaries A survey carried out by Michael Page Engineering and Manufacturing suggests that salaries and headcount in the UK engineering sector will increase in 2012. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Report-Details-Engineering-Sector-Salaries-00848 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Report-Details-Engineering-Sector-Salaries-00848 Market Research Reveals Engineering Skills Gap Damaging UK Economic Growth A survey of 402 businesses on behalf of the UK arm of General Electric has shown that economic growth in Britain is being held back because successful manufacturing companies are unable to recruit enough suitable technicians and engineers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Engineering-Skills-Gap-Damaging-UK-Economic-Growth-00811 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Market-Research-Reveals-Engineering-Skills-Gap-Damaging-UK-Economic-Growth-00811 Graduate Survey Reveals Top 5 Engineering Icons A survey of 900 graduates in the UK, carried out by GE, has shown that two British innovators, one a legendary engineer and the other a contemporary inventor remain as heroes to the current generation of engineering students. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Graduate-Survey-Reveals-Top-5-Engineering-Icons-00086 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Graduate-Survey-Reveals-Top-5-Engineering-Icons-00086