Career prospects are top priority for engineers

Almost
half of all graduate and professional engineers and construction specialists
consider career prospects to be more important than salary when choosing an
employer.

A
survey conducted by organisers of The National Engineering Recruitment
Exhibition (NER) and the National Construction Recruitment Exhibition (NCR)
asked respondents to state the factor most likely to influence them when
choosing an employer.

The
results also show that a company’s reputation is the second most important
factor for 21 per cent of the respondents.

Location
continues to be a concern for jobseekers, with 15 per cent stating that the
location of their future employer will be integral to their final choice.

The
remaining 10 per cent consider salary to be the most important factor, while 8
per cent are most concerned about benefits and holidays.

By Quentin Reade

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