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Half of employers say Brexit will worsen skills gap

Almost two thirds of employers (65%) believe that they will be negatively impacted by skills shortages in 2018, according to a research paper entitled “Solving the UK Skills Sho...

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Skills shortage threatens UK’s potential in tech and innovation post-Brexit, MPs warned

The UK’s chances of taking a global lead in science, technology and innovation post-Brexit are at risk due to a shortage of suitably qualified and digitally savvy business leade...

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94% of tech employers believe there is industry-wide skills shortage, according to research

In the wake of an autumn budget where Chancellor Phillip Hammond outlined significant investment in IT training, new research from CWJobs has revealed that 94% of tech employers...

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Skills shortages biggest challenge surrounding talent acquisition strategies, survey shows

A survey of 400 talent leaders in seven European countries has highlighted that 42% of talent leaders think the shortage of specific skills is the biggest challenge within their...

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Shortage of candidates for biosimilar drug roles, according to NonStop Pharma

The pharmaceutical industry is increasingly moving towards the production of biosimilar drugs, which is leading to recruitment issues, according to NonStop Pharma, a specialist ...

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Rising interest in STEM jobs closing Britain’s skills gap, says Indeed

The once chronic imbalance between British employers’ need for recruits with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills and the number of candidates is easing, acc...

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Rail industry needs more talent to ensure HS3 a success, says One Way

Despite widespread calls for Theresa May to back HS3, the project is destined to fail unless more is done to ensure the rail industry has the talent it needs to meet anticipated...

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Gender diversity and widening talent pipelines will tackle construction skills shortages, says One Way

Increasing levels of gender diversity, widening talent pipelines and improving the wider public image of the sector will help to tackle the ongoing skills shortages plaguing the...

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Employers relying on temps to fill vacancies amid skill shortage, says REC

Organisations across all sectors want to recruit for permanent roles, with almost one in five employers (19%) actively looking to increase their headcount in the next three mont...

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Cyber security skills gap eases by 36% in two years, Indeed reveals

A surge in interest from candidates has helped shrink Britain’s cyber security skills gap, but the shortage of expertise means UK Plc remains at risk of cyber attack, according ...