Covid 19 – Engineering Industry Impact

There is no shying away from the fact that the coronavirus pandemic will have a huge impact on the engineering sector. Currently there is lots of information out there that highlights the fears of mass redundancies. According to a recent article published by Dr Hilary Leeversat the height of lockdown, 24% of businesses had paused or temporarily stopped trading. Whilst lockdown is easing in some areas, many workers and employers in the engineering industry have been negatively affected. For example, in April, 45% of businesses in construction saw at least a halving of their turnover with almost half of their staff furloughed in May.

With the ever changing environment and need to act quickly many companies are finding themselves having to adapt and even create new products. A popular example for this being Formula 1 teams. When the government called on a range of non – medical manufacturing companies to increase ventilator supply the likes of Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes all stepped up and helped to facilitate the production of ventilators. We have even seen cases where industries previously alien to each other have worked together during this time.

An industry insider commented “We’ve noticed now so more than ever how quickly things can change from one day to the next. We remain positive that slowly and surely the industry will move in the right direction. Like many other companies we have had to adapt our way of working, communicating and finding a new normal for us.”

At Ernest Gordon Recruitment we are now back in the office and have put measures in place to ensure our employees safety. We continue to place engineers in interesting positions throughout the UK and are always available whether you are looking to recruit in any of the following sectors:

  • Pharmaceutical Recruitment
  • Construction
  • Engineering Technology
  • Infrastructure and transportation
  • IT Recruitment
  • Finance Recruitment

Our pool of candidates is expanding so don’t hesitate to get in touch. See here for more information about the Engineering Sectors we recruit in –