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‘Thriving’ North West top place for engineering jobs

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Engineers looking for work should head to the North West, according to a skills shortage survey.

The North West of England has been identified as having the highest demand for engineering professionals, in a new report by the Visa Bureauand SmallBusinessPrices.co.uk.

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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