Skills and workforce development

Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries 2012

Client:  Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers

This report consolidates results from quantitative mapping of the road and rail industries and in-depth case studies on skill utilisation and acquisition in the rail industry. The aims of the research were to: (a) quantify the supply of engineers in the road and rail industries, and (b) examine in detail engineering job roles and how these relate to each other at the workplace. The analysis focuses on employee attributes that are closely connected to the acquisition and utilisation of engineering skills, including educational attainment, employee age, working hours, wages and job tenure.

The research also involved qualitative case studies at three sites chosen to represent the range of organisations operating at various stages of the project life cycle within rail engineering.

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