Number of Mechanical Engineers at Record Level
According to a VDMA engineering survey, the mechanical and plant engineering sector is still on record course in terms of engineering employment. According to the survey, the number of mechanical engineers continued to rise to 199,800, an absolute increase of 9,200 compared to the previous survey in 2016. The proportion of engineers, measured by the number of employees, has also increased again and now amounts to 17.1%. However, 64% of the companies expect a future shortage of qualified applicants across all fields of activity, compared with only 51% in 2016.