Engineering businesses difficult to recruit for, survey finds

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7th September 2015 11:07 - Engineering

According to the findings from a recent survey by UK job website, CV-Library, engineering businesses find recruitment difficult, with almost 50 Engineering businesses difficult to recruit for, survey findsper cent revealing that the engineering sector has some of the most challenging positions to fill.

The survey received more than 700 responses from some of the UK’s leading recruiters, with the aim to establish the main difficulties faced when trying to engage candidates and fill empty positions, across all industries.

The findings revealed that engineering vacancies are the most difficult to recruit for. As well as this, of all the sectors, 65 per cent of the recruiters in the survey said that they face difficulties when trying to find the right candidate for the role.

Despite a 26.2 per cent job growth from August 2014 – August 2015, the was only a 13.2 per cent rise in the amount of job applications during the same period, leading to a total deficit of 10.4 per cent in relation to the number of applicants per vacancy.

Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library, said of the findings:

"We hope that the increasingly stable financial market and the rise of other work benefits, such as bonus schemes, mean businesses can afford to do more to attract the best talent to their organisations. Furthermore, a previous survey revealed that 94.2% of engineering professionals list training opportunities as 'very important' when looking for a new job – highlighting the provision of training and mentoring, and providing opportunities for career progression are other key ways to improve application rates."

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