Addressing the national engineering skills gap is a common strategic issue for both MOD and industry. The Defence Suppliers Forum (DSF) working group for skills has the following key output: to provide an evidence-based view of the engineering skills landscape within the defence engineering enterprise to assist policy leads in their decision making.
Skills has a busy landscape and there is a need to build a clarity of purpose and coherence of approach. This survey is the first step in understanding that landscape better as well as validate where the future skills shortages lie. Uniting on a non-contentious area, any interventions highlighted, will help build a TeamUK approach that may add to collaboration through shared training, development and facilities.