BSRIA has commented on the country’s A Level results.
Skilled engineering graduates are essential to BSRIA and the industry workforce of tomorrow aka making the future a reality. The construction sector’s demand for suitable skilled workers is as crucial as ever. However, it’s clear that A Levels, TechBacc programmes and apprenticeships are all equally vital.
Julia Evans, Chief Executive, BSRIA, said:
“Learning the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects forms the building blocks of a career in engineering and construction. Our industry, and indeed economy, relies on students progressing to engineering.
BSRIA acknowledges the hard work and achievement of those receiving today’s A Level and AS Level results and congratulates all students for their grades. All of which is good news for science subjects and the star engineers of the future.
BSRIA is actively supportive of the take up of STEM subjects. Indeed our INSPIRE programme promotes the industry to young people, by working with local schools, national and local politicians and the media to change industry perceptions.
Advice for those going on to university – do your research on the course to ensure it offers a placement year in industry. Such knowledge and skills gained from real work experience can never be underestimated. And look into engineering apprenticeships which also offer invaluable hands-on experience.”
This year’s candidates were the first to sit a new linear A Level – based wholly on the final exams: modules throughout the course are not taken into account.