The education system is still failing British industry, says Spencer Ogden
David Spencer-Percival, CEO of Spencer Ogden, said, "While an increase in the number of students taking maths and science a-levels is a step in the right direction, the education system is still failing British industry.
"It is encouraging to see that UCAS has recorded an 11% increase in the number of students applying to engineering degrees, but still more needs to be done. Across the sector there are hundreds of highly paid jobs going to overseas candidates due to a lack of qualified Brits. With such a vast pool of potential national talent, this is simply unacceptable.
”It is a disgrace that 52 schools across the country failed to enter a single student into a science a-level this year. This lack of encouragement is driving the current skills shortage. Instead, government and industry need to invest more into educating and incentivising future talent into choosing industries that will be vital for the UK economy.“