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Britain’s top companies are failing to recruit enough skilled engineers because of a dire shortage of highly-trained graduates, Sir James Dyson has warned. Up to 217,000 engineers will be needed within the next five years to plug gaps in the workforce and help drive the economy, it was claimed. Sir James warned that his own company had “struggled to fill” 200 vacancies this year. In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, the inventor and entrepreneur called on the Government to ease restrictions on the number of overseas students remaining in the country after their courses had ended, insisting bright foreigners were needed to “develop technology for export and relieve our skills shortage”. The Daily Telegraph