Electrical engineering jobs are booming in the U.S. with the recent increase in construction and electric vehicle sales.
But there are some skills you can’t rely on for an engineering job, according to the UBS Institute for Supply Chain Management.
“When we think about how to recruit for a nuclear engineering job in the future, we can’t simply look at the skills of the person in charge of hiring,” said Steve Deutsch, managing director of supply chain at UBS.
“We also need to look at how to retain the people who are going to be hired.”
We can’t expect all nuclear engineers to be the sameIn the past decade, the UBC electrical engineering program has seen a surge in applicants.
In 2016, the program received more than 6,000 applications.
“In 2016, our program received about 3,000 applicants.
That’s about 60% more than last year, and we saw a big increase in applicants this year, with a lot of new applicants,” said Deutsch.
“The reason we see a big jump in applications is because we’re seeing a lot more applications, and that’s probably due to the higher number of applicants for these positions.”
Deutsch says the increase in applications also coincides with a surge of hiring.
“We’ve had a big influx of applicants this time, and a lot has changed in the industry,” he said.
“In 2016 and 2017, we saw about a doubling of applicants, but this year we’ve seen more than a doubling.”
Deutch said there’s also been an increase in the number of nuclear engineers being hired.
“I think that’s been driven by the increase of demand from the industry, and the ability to recruit people with that background,” he added.
The demand is certainly growingDeutsch said there are a number of different factors contributing to the demand for nuclear engineers.
“One of the things that I think we’re focusing on, in terms of our hiring process, is getting people that are already in the field,” he explained.
“I think the key is understanding where that skill sets come from, and what they’re looking for in a nuclear project and how we can use that to recruit them for the job.”
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