Andy is MD for Emsi UK overseeing a growing and dynamic team. He has experience as a market intelligence professional with particular expertise in labour market and demographic analysis within the further and higher education sectors. Andy graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in population sciences, demographic research and analysis techniques. He lives with his wife and three sons in Basingstoke.
Recent years have seen a lot of dystopian hype about the #RiseOfTheRobots and the impact of #Automation in the labour market, with proclamations of mass unemployment and the death of whole swathes of job roles abounding.
Our system of technical education is not working for employers or for learners. We have a system that is difficult to navigate and qualifications that do not train people in the skills that employers are looking for.
We have teamed up with City & Guilds to produce a report looking into the issue of current and projected skills gaps in the UK. The report – People Power: Does the UK economy have the skilled people it needs for the future? – combines a survey of more than 1,000 C-Suite employers in the UK, with data and analysis of the British economy, to raise a number of important issues about skills challenges facing employers and how they can be tackled.
The Government’s new Education and Employment Strategy, presents a vision of prison education which, it is hoped, will reduce reoffending rates and also help fix some of Britain’s long-term skills shortages.
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