July 2 2010

Government plans to limit non EU workers entering the UK

The Government’s plans to limit non EU workers entering the UK will challenge recruiters over the coming years. Proposed infrastructure spend on Nuclear power alone will create high numbers of engineering vacancies and expose any skills gap that exists. Other examples such as the extent of waste management facilities required with associated plant and equipment procured outside the UK could again suggest the need for non EU engineers. The UK does have a first class base of engineering talent but infrastructure contractors will have to work with us to help transfer existing engineering skills into alternative disciplines.

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