Skills Shortages in the UK Economy

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The Edge Foundation have launched the 4th bulletin highlighting the challenges and opportunities around skills and employment across the UK.

In this edition there is a focus on:

  • Employability skill development in schools, findings of a joint report by The Edge Foundation, Education and Employers and the National Education Union
  • The state of the current labour market, a view from the CIPD
  • The impact of AI and other technologies on jobs, a report Published by the RSA
  • The future of jobs report from the World Economic Forum
  • A focus on the Hospitality Sector, led by UKHospitality

Download the Skills Shortage Bulletin

“The employment landscape and the future of jobs is very complex, we have clear challenges in the system where sectors cannot fulfil the staffing requirements they have and where people find themselves over-skilled for the work they are doing.

At the same time young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than any other group. The changes in policy and the labour market are inadvertently affecting many young people. 

Jobs of the future will require a new set of skills, with a particular focus on creativity and soft skills, skills which are not given enough time or priority within our current academic system. Young people repeatedly tell us that they lack the skills, experience and confidence that they believe employers are looking for.

Youth Employment UK is keen to see these challenges be addressed by government. A priority must be to support all young people to fulfil their potential by ensuring the education and skills system is robust and delivering the training that is needed to protect against the changing world of work and ensuring good quality jobs, now and in the future. ” Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO Youth Employment UK

 

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