Vacuum cleaner tycoon James Dyson today blasted the government's failure to protect the future of manufacturing.
He said Britain will be 60,000 engineering graduates short this year.
Mr Dyson pointed out that 26 per cent of engineering graduates are not going into related professions.
And 85 per cent of all engineering and science postgraduates in our universities come from outside Britain, he said.
He said the profession needed to be made more attractive, calling £7,000- a-year salaries for postgraduate researchers "insulting."
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