Recent figures have shown that the UK economy saw faster growth than estimated in the first quarter of 2015, and that this was boosted by the construction industry, an arm of mechanical engineering. This may be of particular interest to those seeking mechanical engineering jobs in Cumbria. Read on to find out more.
Mechanical Engineering and Construction
As anyone seeking mechanical engineering jobs in Cumbria will know, mechanical engineering involves the design, manufacture and use of machinery. Mechanical engineering is involved in almost all sectors of engineering, including the construction industry.
The construction industry involves the designing, planning, building and management of infrastructure such as roads, buildings and integral parts of buildings such as heating and ventilation systems. The very nature of construction engineering means that it is an industry that almost always has plenty of work, since there are always improvements and repairs to be made to existing infrastructures.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated previously that the UK economy would grow by 0.3% in the first quarter of 2015. However, recent data shows that the UK economy actually improved more than estimates suggested, growing by 0.4%. Data also shows that annual growth rose from estimates of 2.5% to 2.9%, and that the disposable income of households rose faster than it has since 2001.
This rise was, apparently, boosted by the construction industry, which improved better than economists expected.
Why is this of Interest?
This is of particular interest to those interested in mechanical engineering jobs in Cumbria, especially if you specialise in construction engineering. Up until recently, there had been some concern about growth (or lack of) in construction. However, these figures provide some evidence that it is picking up again.
Earlier this year, the UK construction sector also saw a post-election bounce, and confidence in construction grew. Previously to the election, pre-election apprehension in the property market had caused some companies to delay certain projects. After the Conservative victory, those projects have recommenced, providing valuable work for the construction industry as a whole, including mechanical engineering.
These recent figures show a growing confidence in the industry, which will provide mechanical engineering jobs in Cumbria and indeed the rest of the UK. To find out more about engineering jobs in the area, contact Engineering Jobs Cumbria today.