Annual Demand for 124,000 Engineers and Technicians being left unmet
Quantum vow to Support by Boosting Engineering Resources
The UK is facing a significant shortage of engineers, leading to a skills gap that is significantly impacting the commercial and industrial sector. According to the IET there is currently an estimated shortfall of over 173,000 workers in the STEM sector. With an annual demand for 124,000 engineers and technicians being left unmet.
This shortage of engineers is due to a variety of reasons, including a lack of investment in STEM education, COVID, BREXIT, a lack of diversity in the engineering workforce, the cost-of-living crisis and an aging workforce. All of this has led to the perfect storm.
The lack of investment in STEM education is a significant factor contributing to the skills gap in the UK. Over the years, there has been a decline in the number of students studying STEM subjects and a lack of investment in apprenticeships.
An incredible 71% of the UK engineering workforce who are experiencing internal skills gaps say it is down to missing engineering or technical skills. Almost all (96%) engineering employers who had identified a skills shortage within general applicants say that this skills deficit impacts their business in some way. Sound all too familiar?
Without enough skilled engineers, commercial and industrial sectors may struggle to remain competitive, impacting the UK’s economy. Currently the lack of STEM workers is costing the UK Economy £1.5 bn per year. The figures from the IET are being confirmed by our customers on our regular visits to site, they are concerned about how they are going to improve profitability and productivity with fewer staff than before.
“When I am visiting our clients, they are very concerned. Engineers have always faced huge pressure; the average cost of a breakdown is £15,000 per hour in the UK. Companies just don’t have the maintenance staff with the right skills to be able to fix breakdowns quickly and avoid these huge costs due to lack of production. This can mean the difference between a business surviving or not” explained Kevin Brown, Managing Director at Quantum Controls.
So what is the solution?
Businesses ideally need to boost their engineering sector with staff who they don’t have to employ on a full-time basis. They need quick responses by engineers who have expert skills and can provide support in a flexible way. This is exactly where Quantum comes in.
With over 20 years of experience with Drives and Motors and winners of the prestigious ‘Drives and Motors Supplier of the Year’ award for three consecutive years, Quantum Controls has a proven track record installing and maintaining drives. They work alongside all main manufacturers of Variable Speed Drives and house the largest stock of Drives in the UK.
Quantum offer the chance to boost engineering resources and save companies thousands with their Drive Service Partnerships. Offering two different packages to customers, they aim to support their customers in a way which works for them. Their drive service partnerships offers:
- Unlimited Technical Support Delivered by Expert Engineers 24/7
- Immediate Engineer to site Response 24/7
- Remote Support
- Annual Service/Maintenance on all drive assets
- 24/7 365 Days a Year Cover for your Drives
- Extend the Life of your Drive Assets
- UK’s Largest Stock of VDSs
- First Visit, First Fix
“We offer two types of drive service contract which are aimed at combating the skills gap and engineer shortage. Our OneCall Contract is available for less than £5 per day and offers our customers fast, reliable on-site repair services. This keeps downtime to a minimum by getting your out-of-service equipment up and running as quickly as possible. Our Total Contract minimises your chances of a breakdown through preventative maintenance and the same repairs services offered in the OneCall contract. With both of our contracts you get unlimited 24/7 Engineer Support” expressed Dan Fitzsimons, Quantum’s Sales Director.
How can stay ahead of the Engineering crisis?
You need Engineering resources available immediately, experts in their field who can guarantee a first visit, first fix solution to get you up and running quickly. If you can’t employ staff to do this then you need a company who can.
Quantum’s drive service contracts are ideal for any company with drives in the UK. With a long-proven record of helping companies just like yours save money on maintenance costs. Quantum provide a true 24/7 service, with unlimited assistance. Their drive service contracts promise to cover any drive, of any age, any power rating, any manufacturer, anywhere in the UK, regardless of supplier. Choose the service contract which best fits your needs and Quantum will boost your engineering resources!
Demand is extremely high, so contracts are agreed on a first come first serve basis.
Call Quantum today, on 01661 835 566 and boost your engineering resource whilst saving your maintenance department thousands in staffing costs!