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UK engineers are reporting surging confidence in economic recovery, on the back of major investment in infrastructure projects and Government calls for a rebalancing of the economy towards manufacturing and industry, according to a comprehensive survey of more than 3,500 engineers conducted by Matchtech, the UK’s no. 1 engineering recruitment specialist (

The report finds that engineers expect 2015 to see growing order books and employment within their industry, but Matchtech warns the survey also highlights increased concern about the growing engineering skills gap which it says the Government, employers and the wider engineering community need to address if the UK’s industrial recovery is to be maintained.

Of those surveyed for the 2014 Matchtech Confidence Index, three-fifths of engineers (61%)...

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