Excerpted from the Italy Career Guide
Engineers still manage to find jobs in Italy. Seventy percent of Italian engineering graduates find employment within the first year. After five years, that number is 93.3 percent. Engineers also enjoy greater than average job stability than most other professions in Italy – 66 percent compared to the average of 59 percent.
Many engineering graduates choose not to pursue jobs immediately, but instead stay in school for further studies. This is creating an engineering shortage in Italy. Recent estimates approximate a current shortage of 7,380 engineers in the country.
Areas of Job Promise
Italy currently ranks fifth in the EU for electricity production from renewable sources. The country’s burgeoning clean tech industry promises to provide new employment opportunities for engineers. Despite its economic uncertainties, at the beginning of this year, Italy closed five deals in the renewable energy sector with a total value of 54 million euros, and four deals in the solar sector for the same amount. Over the past three years, Italy has negotiated 27 renewable energy deals with a value of 2,304 million euros. This means there is a growing demand for the building and maintaining of new power plants and a strong focus on manufacturing and research and development (R&D) concerning solar, wind and bioenergy.
Organizations and Trade Associations
Associazione Italiana delle Organizzazioni di Ingegneria e di Consulenza Tecnico-Economica (OICE)
Association of the Organizations of Engineering and Technical-Economic Consulting
http://www.oice.it (Italian, English)
OICE is an employers' association belonging to Confindustria (the Confederation of Italian Industry) that represents Italian engineering, architectural and technical economic consulting organizations. Founded in 1965, it now unites all the major Italian engineering companies and most of the best qualified small and medium-sized firms in the sector. It organizes meetings and events and provides information on news, studies and publications. OICE belongs to Confindustria Servizi Innovativi e Tecnologici representing, among others, the engineering professional services. It also is a founding member of the European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations, representing the sector of organized engineering at the international level.
Associazione Italiana delle Organizzazioni di Ingegneria e di Consulenza Tecnico
Viale Maresciallo Pilsudski, 124
Tel: +39 06 80 68 72 48
Fax: +39 06 80 85 022
Energia 24 is a monthly magazine edited by Il Sole 24 Ore Business Media and dedicated to professionals in the energy sector. It focuses on several major energy themes: traditional energy, alternative energy with a particular focus on renewable energy and environmental sustainability with a focus on water and waste management, and transport and new construction.
via Monte Rosa, 91
Tel: +39 02 3022.1
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