Electronics firms are recruiting, graduates in demand

NMIOver half of the companies in the UK’s microelectronics and semiconductor IP sectors are currently looking for engineers, according to an employment survey published by the NMI.

Recruiters are looking for engineering roles from graduates to senior management.

The survey found that 57% of companies asked were recruiting in the UK.

Graduate recruitment has increased too with 57% of participants recruiting graduates in the last 12 months and 71% of participants looking to recruit graduates in the next 12 months.

Confidence seems to be growing again in the industry with 64% of respondents stated that they thought the UK has a competitive advantage over other European countries.

Significantly, 44% of participants are planning salary increases compared to almost half saying they had no plans in the 2013 survey.

John Moor, v-p marketing at NMI said:  “the findings are very encouraging and continues to illustrate the increasing demand for engineering talent at all levels. The UK is recognised internationally as a technology power house with many global brands choosing to directly invest here as a result.”

See the NMI website for more information and to register interest in future surveys.

 

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