Skills for Employability Lesley Hurst – Semta Business Partner 25 th September 2013
Perception is everything...
How things have changed...
Global Competition Recover our position from 12 th to the TOP th to the TOP 10
Licensed to Skill
Nurturing future talent We need 96,300 Engineers, Scientists and Technologists…. …. just to replace retirements to 2016! (Source: Semta IER) Does your workforce have the skills to make your business grow?
T: www.semta.org.uk Employer Investment Fund – Apprenticeships Only 11% of Employers offer apprentices Barriers for SMEs is bureaucracy, funding and headcount restraints Target is to double the amount of employers who offer apprentices to 20% = 4,000
T: www.semta.org.uk Employer Investment Fund – Graduates Only 15% of SMEs engage with Higher Education Barriers are lack of understanding on how to Engage with SMEs, how to recruit, train and Develop a graduate and what to pay them The target is to support 500 SMEs to recruit a STEM graduate by March 2014
T: www.semta.org.uk Employer Investment Fund - Supply Chain UK Target – 2,200 assessments to be completed UK Actual – 1,448 assessments completed as of 24/09/2013