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Cutting level of skilled immigrants potentially dangerous

19 April 2011

Chris Kirby, Head of Skills and Education at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers said in response to the Government's cuts to the number of skilled workers entering the UK.

He added: “Cutting the level of skilled immigrants entering the UK is potentially dangerous. We need tens and thousands of engineers to renew the UK’s creaking energy and transport infrastructure, and to replace an ageing engineering workforce.  Some of the engineering expertise we need will necessarily come from outside the UK. 

"We want more British people to take up careers in engineering, science and technology but we can’t delay vital projects while we wait to train these people up.”

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