A MILLION NEW JOBS IN ROBOTICS
Although the UK labour market faces a ‘slow, painful contraction’ amidst current economic turmoil, (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15715460) the outlook isn’t all doom and gloom.
For students with the right skills, robotics is expected to create a million high-quality jobs over the next five years, opening up work in areas such as solar power, wind power and consumer electronics.
A report issued by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has explained that expanding high-tech industries like the pharmaceutical and electronics sectors have been substantially helped over recent years by robots, which can carry out work unsafe or impossible for humans, as well as work that’s unviable for people in high-wage economies.
There’s a world of different opportunities out there for engineers. Explore some of the many areas you could work in by reading some of industry profiles on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers website.