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Engineering

Due to the nature of the Berkshire economy, engineering, maths and science skills are much sought-after, meaning the engineering sector is high in demand of qualified workers.

SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS

Berkshire’s engineering firms are concentrated to the west of the sub-region and include names such as science-based technology company 3M and transmission technology specialist Xtrac whose Berkshire-based HQ supplies some of the world’s most high-profile motorsport teams.

Given the current workforce landscape, demand for skilled engineers is at a high and there is active encouragement for young people to study STEM subjects with the goal of futureproofing Berkshire’s next wave of talented engineers.

Engineering roles can span a number of areas ranging from the construction of civil engineering projects and wireless telecommunications activities, to the manufacturing of weapons and ammunition, which is of particular relevance to Berkshire as it is home to The Automatic Weapons Establishment (AWE), a leading player in the UK’s nuclear defence.

KEY COMPANIES

Learn more about the key companies driving Berkshire's engineering sector. 

IN NUMBERS

22,800 employed in the sector
5% of all employees across Berkshire
5000+ engineering jobs in West Berkshire

CAREERS IN ENGINEERING

An engineering qualification could lead to working in fields such aerospace, nuclear or motorsport technology, the possibilities are endless! 

Explore the live opportunities below for the engineering sector

Local Engineering Jobs

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Local Engineering Courses

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Apprenticeships in Engineering

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