People and skills

Supporting manufacturers to develop a skilled, productive and flexible workforce. 

UK manufacturers need highly skilled, flexible and productive workforces to enable them to compete internationally. They also require stable and consistent employment law, with an immigration system that provides access to global skills. The People and Skills team focus on supporting manufacturers to grow and invest in their workforce, creating an optimal policy environment.

Top priorities

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Migration

Ensuring manufacturers can access, attract and retain global talent after Britain leaves the European Union.

 
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Employment

Helping manufacturers to develop agile and productive workforces, and ensure stable and consistent employment law.
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Skills

Supporting manufacturers to identify and access the skills they need for their business.

 

Latest publications

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Get involved

We are looking for case studies The people and skills team are committed to providing valuable evidence to government and select committees when responding to consultations. We are always looking for more case studies from the number of EU workers you employ to how to best engage with young people. If you would like to share yours, get in touch.

Latest consultation responses

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Our team

Tim Thomas
Verity-Davidge
Bhavina-Bharkhada

Tim Thomas

Director of Employment and Skills Policy

tthomas@eef.org.uk

Verity Davidge

Head of Education & Skills Policy

vdavidge@eef.org.uk

Bhavina Bharkhada

Education and Skills Policy Advisor

bbharkhada@eef.org.uk


 

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