6 August 2018

  |  CBI Press Team

Press release

3/4 firms expect increase of high-skilled roles in coming years

The CBI has responded to a Universities UK (UUK) report 'Solving future skills challenges' which recognises how the fourth industrial revolution will increase the complexity of work.

3/4 firms expect increase of high-skilled roles in coming years

John Cope, CBI Head of Education and Skills, said:

“UUK is right to highlight the growing need for higher level education, training, and skills, as well as the importance of lifelong learning. CBI research has found that three quarters of businesses expect to increase the number of high-skilled roles over the coming years, and many have concerns about skills shortages.

“Better information and careers guidance for people - alongside greater numbers of flexible learning opportunities - is vital to help people choose the best route for them to higher level skills, whether that’s at a university, college, or learning on the job through a degree apprenticeship.”