I refer to D Walters' remarks (NCE 6/13 January) concerning young engineers. No, the profession is not attractive to new recruits.
In a society where wealth and glamour are seen as symbols of happiness and success, is it any wonder that waste water management is not top of every teenager's list?
But much is being done to push students towards an engineering degree, such as week-long taster courses at universities around the country.
And if anyone out there who is concerned about the declining number of young engineers in the profession would like to offer me a week's work experience this summer, I would be most grateful to hear from you!
Livia McBride, St Paul's Girls' School, SW London, livia. mcbride@spgs. org