In the mechanical engineering sector, the lack of material and lack of manpower has become particularly acute in recent periods. These two factors are often the decisive reasons for production limitation, especially during periods of economic boom. In addition to the increased demand for labour due to the economic situation, digital change is leaving its mark - digital competence is the focus of labour demand.
Over the last years the mechanical engineering sector has in comparison to the manufacturing sector a higher rate of vocational education and training. The rate could even be higher if due to many vacant positions.
The most recent VDMA survey on engineers confirms the high share of 16.7 percent engineers in total employment of the mechanical engineering industry. Between 2013 and 2016 the number of engineers working in the industry has grown by 8’000 to a new high of 191’000.
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