The EEF ( the manufacturers’ organisation) have announced that young people are the deciding factor to unlock UK manufacturing growth.
At the EEF annual conferenec ,more than 40% of delegates championed apprenticeships. Politicians and business leaders were in agreement last week at the EEF National Conference 2015 that inspiring young people to take up manufacturing apprenticeships was the key to sparking an “industrial renaissance” and fundamental to rebalancing the UK economy.
An interactive poll at the conference found that an overwhelming majority of audience members – 44 per cent – felt that recruiting and training apprentices was the best way for manufacturers to improve their skills base. Up-skilling and retraining existing employees was favoured by only 29 per cent of delegates, while 10 per cent said increasing their overall training budget was the answer to tackling the skills shortage.
For more information visit the EEF website