Building a workforce for the future

Controversy over education and training in Britain rumbles on. Though more and more young people go on to university, survey after survey shows employers feel graduates and school-leavers are not suitably prepared for the workplace

Education secretary Michael Gove has embarked on a comprehensive shakeup of GCSEs and A-Levels but it remains to be seen whether this will have any valuable lasting effect.

Over the next few weeks, Real Business will be publishing a series of articles focusing on the UK skills gap and how to build a workforce fit for the future.

From degrees to apprenticeships, training schemes and executive education, we’ll be exploring the ways that Britain can build a workforce fit for the workplace of the future.

This kicks off with a piece by columnist Charlie Mullins, who calls for young people to be equipped with skills more appropriate for the workplace.

What do you think? We’re eager to hear from businesses affected by a difficulty in finding the employees they need. Get in touch: editors@realbusiness.co.uk

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