Rachel Credidio, group people and transformation director responds to the Skills for Jobs White Paper
“The imbalance between university education and vocational training in the UK is huge and a move by the government to address that should be welcomed. There are skills gaps across a range of vital sectors that need to be filled and it’s time the mindset around ‘on-the-job’ training shifted for good.
“The ‘Skills for Jobs’ whitepaper is an opportunity to create a more level playing field when it comes to skills development. A closer partnership between business and education will help to equip young people with the skills the UK needs, while offering a wider range of inspiring options for those young people who have faced significant disruption to their education as a result of the pandemic.This in turn will bolster the pipeline of talent in industries like construction and engineering where a lack of skills threatens those sectors’ viability.
“It’s up to businesses now to take this opportunity to be more proactive in their approach to attracting and developing talent. COVID-19 has meant people are looking for new opportunities and it’s on companies to give them this step up, while ensuring businesses have the skills sets they need to thrive.”Back to latest news listings