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Engineering, science and hi-tech sectors in need of skilled staff

The CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey found that 74% of companies in the engineering, science and hi-tech sector were in need of highly skilled workers to support their growth plans. In the survey of 310 UK companies, the engineering, science and hi-tech sector had the highest demand for skilled workers, followed closely by construction (73%) and manufacturing (69%). Across all sectors, 68% of businesses said they expect the need for a higher-skilled workforce to grow in the years ahead. Some 55% of all firms expressed concerns about finding enough workers with the right skills. Furthermore, 52% of companies said they had difficulty in recruiting staff with the necessary science, technology, engineering and maths skills.

 

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