The Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) has argued that too few students entering the jobs market are doing so with technology related topics.
Chief executive of the organisation Terry Scuoler said that maths and the sciences are of key importance to employers, claiming it is widely acknowledged that students with these qualifications are in particularly short supply.
However, schools minister congratulated students on their A level results yesterday (August 16th), stating that the number of maths and physics qualifications is on the rise.
Mr Scuoler said key areas of the economy - such as manufacturing - are struggling to meet their needs.
These sectors rely on high skills, while in turn the economy would really benefit from a strong performance from manufacturers.
"It is also vital that those students who do not get the appropriate grades consider the vocational route to a degree through an apprenticeship, rather than struggling through clearing," he commented.