What do young australian engineers want? strategies to attract this talent to less glamorous industries

Michelle Wallace, Neroli Sheldon, Roslyn Cameron, Ian Lings

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Abstract

Chapters in Book 1 of this two-volume set explored literature pertaining to the shortage of engineers in Australia, the ageing engineering workforce, issues of skilled migration, and career development and pathways. The companion chapter to this one in Book 1 explored attraction and image issues of certain industries that required a pipeline of engineers. This chapter will reflect on our research with finalyear engineering students in Australian universities and TAFE colleges regarding their career aspirations, industries and/or organisations that they identify as attractive employers, and their perceptions of a low-profile industry, namely the Australian rail industry. This chapter will also discuss specific, evidence-based strategies and activities to enhance the image and attraction of low-profile industries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkforce Development
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies and Practices
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media Singapore Private Limited
Pages33-44
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789812870681
ISBN (Print)9812870679, 9789812870674
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Wallace, M., Sheldon, N., Cameron, R., & Lings, I. (2014). What do young australian engineers want? strategies to attract this talent to less glamorous industries. In Workforce Development: Strategies and Practices (pp. 33-44). Springer Science+Business Media Singapore Private Limited. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-068-1_3