Attracting and retaining engineers from migrant backgrounds

Engineers Australia, Consult Australia and the Queensland Government have partnered to explore ways to maximise employment opportunities for migrants in the engineering industry, helping to meet industry workforce shortages.

The next decade is forecast to see increased demand for a qualified engineering and technical workforce in Queensland, driven by significant investment in infrastructure projects and changing workforce demographics. Thinking differently and innovatively about workforce attraction and retention will assist employers to meet this demand.

Attracting and Retaining Engineers from Migrant Backgrounds: A Guide for Employers (the Guide) provides practical advice and information to tap into the pool of international skills and knowledge of people from migrant backgrounds with engineering qualifications that are often underutilised.

The Guide is a key outcome of the partnership between government and industry representatives, in consultation with engineering employers and migrant employment and support specialists.