Engineering and Manufacturing
Career and job opportunities in Engineering
There are approximately 16,500 engineering companies in Scotland including those in the Aerospace, Defence and Marine sectors, employing over 129,000 people.
Only 22% of those who work in the engineering industry are women, and there's a growing demand for young people to train to become technicians, IT specialists, project engineers, design engineers, fabricators and many more roles.
The Engineering Sector in Dumfries and Galloway
This sector is a growth area in Dumfries and Galloway. There are regional job opportunities in areas such as sustainable energy, transport, manufacturing and building.
Engineering college courses in Dumfries and Galloway
Several engineering courses are available at Dumfries and Galloway College, at both Dumfries and Stranraer campuses. These courses include:
- Electrical Engineering
- Electrical Installation
- Fabrication and Welding Engineering
- Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles
- Engineering Fabrication and Welding
- Transport Maintenance
DYW DG and the Engineering Sector
DYW DG works with leading trainers and providers in the region to address skill gaps and identify future workforce requirements.
Contact us to find out how we can help you with succession planning and getting more young people into your workplace.