Engineers looking for work should head to the North West, according to a skills shortage survey.
Demand for mechanical engineers is some 24% higher in the North West than the national average, according to the survey.
Meanwhile, demand for workers in London is 15% higher than the national average, and 3% higher in the West Midlands.
Founding director of Manchester-based Civic Engineers Stephen O’Malley said he was not surprised by the research.
“Manchester is a thriving city,” he said. “The ambition and scale of built environment projects presents career defining opportunities for talented engineers to stretch and challenge themselves in a positive, creative and welcoming community.
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