Economy, Skills

– UK is likely to experience a chronic skills deficit

Mike Jones, Siemens Human Resources Director in the UK and north-west Europe, has informed People Management that the UK is likely to experience a chronic skills deficit unless private-sector employers formulate a ‘joined-up approach’ with the government and education sectors.

Stimulating interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) amongst school students along with the development of training facilities is vital if we are to meet the increasing demand for technical skills.  Mike Jones said that

There is a need to develop an estimated 50,000 skilled engineers, project managers, construction supervisors and craft workers nationally over the next 10 years”

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