UK / CBI fear skills shortage

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Job Market Monitor

There is a stubborn shortage in the skills the UK needs to remain competitive and fuel long-term growth, according to the annual CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey published today.

The key findings from the survey of 294 firms, employing 1.24 million workers show:

• 39% are struggling to recruit workers with the advanced, technical STEM skills they need – with 41% saying shortages will persist for the next three years.

• almost half lack confidence in getting high-skilled workers in future overall – with more acute concerns in key sectors like manufacturing, construction and engineering.

• we still tolerate a long tail of low achievement on literacy, numeracy and technical skills, with 48% of firms putting on basic remedial training for employees – up from 42% last year.

• 55% say school leavers lack the right work experience and key attributes that set them up for success, including self-management (54%)…

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