EEF Skills Report 2016: An up-skill battle

Manufacturers’ plans to drive productivity improvements and to capitalise on Industry 4.0 (the digital industrial revolution) could be derailed because the UK is struggling to provide the right quantity and quality of skills to meet the sector’s needs. And with demand for skills set to rocket, the situation is about to spiral further.

This report cautions that the challenges of finding, funding, retaining and retraining skilled workers are all likely to increase from 2016 onwards and that many employers’ proactive plans may be pared back as they feel the bite of the additional costs imposed through Government policy.  

Find out more about what can be done to help manufacturers overcome the blockages and hurdles in what has become an up-skill challenge.


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