British employers of engineers fear a shortage of skilled recruits could threaten their business prospects, leading many to call for increased gender equity within the engineering profession to satisfying increasing demand for staff.

A new study from the UK’s Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) indicates that industry remains highly concerned about Britain’s shortage of engineers and its potential impact upon business. The study found that six out of 10 engineering employers fear that a worsening skills shortage would threaten the viability of their operation by…