25/05/2021

Categories: Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Postgraduate

5 Ways to Advance Your Engineering Management Career in 2021

Want to take control of your engineering career path and move into management and leadership? Here’s everything you need to know about advancing your career in 2021!

According to industry reports, COVID has been a catalyst for change in the world of engineering. In the coming years, we will likely witness a shift in working patterns, as well as the acceleration on a number of key technology areas.

These changes will have a profound impact on skill requirements and engineering career paths, making 2021 a great time to retrain and upskill. Here are some of the ways that you can advance your career this year.

1. Watch the trends

Some of the areas that are in urgent need of skilled workers right now include digitalisation, additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) and engineering-focused business management.

It’s also important to understand the impact of the pandemic on industries, with the initial problems being closed sites and office locations, personnel shortages and supply chain issues. This calls for new ways of working, with more flexibility, making leadership and people management skills essential for industry growth.

Consider the trends and patterns, and focus on how to enhance your knowledge and skills to support these areas.

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