Technically schooled labourers are much sought after on the job market. The demand for candidates who have a good technical education or valuable experience is very high. That is why many vacancies for technical jobs remain open.
Technical jobs are bottleneck professions
When the demand for a certain kind of profession greatly exceeds the amount of available candidates, that occupation is called a bottleneck profession. Most technical professions are bottleneck professions. That means secondary and higher educational institutions have an insufficient outflow of technically schooled professionals. Even though students are greatly encouraged to choose for a technical field of study, not enough teenagers are willing to become a construction worker, glazier, outdoors carpenter, crane driver, network administrator,…
Bottleneck professions can also be the result of a ‘qualitative shortage’. In that case, employers are massively searching for a certain profile, but can’t find candidates who possess the required skills or want to adapt to very specific working conditions. In some cases, there is simply no adequate training available in Belgium to prepare people for a certain job.
Vacancies in technical branches: what kind of profiles are sought after?
Looking for a job? Then you probably already noticed that there is a huge demand for certain technical bottleneck professions. These profiles are much sought after on the job market:
- CNC operators/programmers
- Cooling technicians
- Machine operators
- Maintenance technicians
- Car painters
- Technical draftsmen
- Staircase builders
Impress with your technical skills
Are you technically schooled and looking for a job? Then you have a lot of possibilities. Every technical job is different, and the demand for for technical profiles very diverse. Find a company and a job that suit you perfectly, and where your skills are really appreciated. Need some help? Look through our vacancies and don’t hesitate to contact us!