Laura Gardiner, Research Director, Resolution Foundation, provides an overview of key trends in the UK labour market and Fabian Wallace-Stephens, Senior Researcher, Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing, RSA suggests Britain has become a nation of service industry workers, with significant growth in high tech and high touch roles.
The latest research from OECD shows that in the UK, 13.7% of workers are in occupations at high risk of automation. Research by the EU Commission remind us that the fourth industrial revolution is changing the skills required within jobs and that teaching non-cognitive skills seems to have been neglected across the EU despite its effectiveness.
Research from Education and Employers indicates that young people’s aspirations are increasingly disconnected from the areas of job growth and Deirdre Hughes’ research finds parallels in Northern Ireland with young people reporting concerns about there not being enough jobs and not having enough experience to get into them.
LinkedIn reports on the top emerging jobs in the UK and looking to the future, the Industrial Strategy Council point to more severe skills shortages in ‘workplace skills’ than in ‘qualifications’ and ‘knowledge’ with at least 2.1 million workers likely to be acutely under-skilled in at least one core management skill.