No longer a skills challenge, we are facing a skills “crisis”.
For a whole variety of reasons the skills shortage in our industry is becoming more acute. Fundamentally, there are still too few young people studying Electronics and so the demand for capable, employable graduates far outstrips demand.
All the indications are that the recruitment of foreign Nationals into the UK is going to become more difficult and more expensive. Our feeling is that we are heading for a crisis that we need to action now.
With our sister organisation, UKESF, we are actively pursuing a number of strategies to address this problem that range from influencing school children, supporting teacher CPD and developing Master-level apprenticeships that allow your Apprenticeship Levy payments to be channelled into training and development of your engineering team.
To engage you in this challenge, we invite you to complete the Skills Survey here and to attend our Regional Skills Workshops:
– 8th June, Cambridge – REGISTER HERE
– 10th July, Bristol – REGISTER HERE
– 11TH July, Birmingham – REGISTER HERE