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Denmark facing huge engineer shortage

Staff Writer | January 19, 2018
Big construction and tech companies in Denmark are finding it increasingly difficult to find the highly-skilled workers they will need in the future. They are particularly short of skilled engineers.
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According to a new survey carried out by the interest group Engineer the Future, Denmark will be lacking 10,000 engineers and natural science workers by 2025.

“It’ll mean that some of the tasks will be completed abroad and it’s not in our interest that we don’t have those jobs in Denmark,” Thomas Damkjær Petersen, the head of Engineer the Future, told Berlingske newspaper.

The Danish industry is already scrambling to find engineers and there is currently a demand for over 4,000 engineers.

Petersen contends that the lack of qualified engineers is detrimental to the ability of Danish companies to export and contribute financially to society.