Fill 1 Minecraft-Logo-768x432 Copy Fill 1

For

Employers

See, develop and make visible the skills you need to succeed in engineering, today and tomorrow.

For

Educators

EAL, specialist skills, awarding and assessment services organisation for industry.

For

Professionals

See, develop and make visible the skills you need to succeed in engineering, today and tomorrow.

For

Career Seekers

Discover, develop and make visible the skills you need to succeed in engineering.

What is Enginuity?

We create practical solutions for individuals, educators, and manufacturing and engineering employers, using unmatched industry expertise and data. Our ‘Enginuity’ in marrying our engineering expertise with ingenuity with data, is how we will design and constantly improve solutions that provide a great user experience, create new solutions that are easy to integrate, and prove the business case for engineering skills development.

Green Skills

Insights

Find all the latest insight and analysis, from the major engineering and manufacturing sectors and from across the UK, in one place.

News & Events

The Enginuity Skills Awards 2022 will see industry leaders gather to recognise the brilliant apprentices, champions of skills development, and innovative engineers tackling society’s biggest challenges, who will ensure the future of a sector that is the backbone of the UK economy.

Careers

We exist to give one Engineer the opportunity to change their world and ours. Enginuity provides such opportunity through the creation of practical skills solutions for individuals, educators, and manufacturing and engineering employers who want to see and develop the skills they need to succeed.

Contact

Government Intervention Called for Before Parliamentary Summer Recess

Author

Ann Watson
Chief Executive Officer

Date

20/07/2021

Categories

Enginuity news, Industry news

Manufacturing is of strategic importance to the UK economy and never more so as firms seek to assert themselves globally post-Brexit

Manufacturers Warn Of Supply Chain Summer Chaos

The supply chain to the UK’s leading manufacturers is teetering on the edge of collapse this summer and needs urgent Government intervention – Enginuity has warned.

A ‘perfect storm’ brought about by a Brexit exodus of European drivers, Covid testing delays at UK and European ports, self-isolation, a hiatus in training and examining HGV driver, and summer holidays are blamed for the acute shortage of drivers.

New research, from Enginuity shows there are currently approaching 100,000 vacancies for HGV 1&2 and delivery drivers – whilst there are more than 4,000 unfilled positions for transport planners and analysts.

acute shortage of lorry drivers

The acute shortage of lorry drivers, which is already causing some food shortages, is beginning to disrupt the manufacturing process across the country and with the summer holidays looming, experts fear the situation is going to get a whole lot worse.

Ann Watson, CEO of Enginuity Group – a not-for-profit organisation supporting skills development across engineering – has called for urgent talks with government to avoid a catastrophic breakdown in the production line.

“This constitutes a very dangerous situation which threatens to derail the Covid recovery.

“We are on the verge of a crisis which threatens the viability of manufacturing across the country – we need some urgent intervention from Government before the House rises for summer recess.

Ann Watson CEO at Enginuity

“Manufacturing is of strategic importance to the UK economy and never more so as firms seek to assert themselves globally post-Brexit. Supply chains have already seen major disruption due to parts and materials shortages caused by Covid.

“We are seeking a collective solution that will protect industry from the ripple effects of this crisis. Unless our supply chains function effectively, firms risk their own financial security – something which will have major knock-on effects for employment and skills.

“In the short term, we are urging the government to reconsider adding foreign drivers to the Shortage Occupations list – a move which would provide some immediate easing and reduce the need to relax Drivers’ Hours rules.”

The majority of HGV vacancies exist in the Southeast England, the East & West Midlands, the East of England and the Northwest – all major manufacturing hubs.

Share

Enginuity news

Download resources to engineer your lesson plans for the New Year

Key stage 3 teachers are being given a helping hand to kick-start their New Year with better organisation by downloading a ready-to-use scheme of work bringing green skills and the “engineering in everything” into the classroom.

Read more

Enginuity news

Helenna’s visit to LettUs Grow

To celebrate the launch of our new Skills Miner Vertical Farming Minecraft education game, our Senior Digital Product Manager visited LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider based in Bristol. Here is the tale of her visit…

Read more

Enginuity news, Industry news

New Minecraft game inspires young people to get involved in the future of food

A Minecraft game focused on the future of food will launch at Digital Manufacturing Week - bringing green skills into the classroom and highlighting the “engineering in everything”.

Read more

Enginuity news, Industry news

What Pride Month means for Enginuity

Enginuity is supporting Pride Month, not simply to add our voice to the chorus but because, as a charity whose mission is to encourage more people into engineering and manufacturing, we emphasise this means ALL people - whatever background, orientation, or gender.

Read more

Close

Close

Close

Get Started

Minecraft Gamertag

Gamertag is required

No gamertag?

You’ll need to sign up on Minecraft.net

Next