Almost a third of UK manufacturers expect some low-skilled jobs to be lost over the coming five years as a result of artificial intelligence and digital technologies. But more than half say they will up-skill these workers to take the jobs that this innovation creates.
Nick Peters sits down with Ian Green, Senior Controller of the Nissan Skills Foundation, to talk about his own apprenticeship, his move into training and his engagement with tens of thousands of schoolchildren ever since.
Manufacturers are urging the government to work more closely with them on new reforms to technical education to avoid repeating the same mistakes over the Apprenticeship Levy which was rushed in without proper consultation.
Having industry-ready skills continues to be a pain point for manufacturers, a leading training provider in the Midlands has over 280 apprenticeship opportunities currently available to train the talent of tomorrow.
Skills and talent development is truly one of the great challenges of our
time, particularly for industrial businesses. One question cuts right to the
heart of the issue: how can organisations recruit, retain and champion the
skills and people of tomorrow, when it is so difficult to know what and who
they are? Maddy White reports.
Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is Balance for Better. This topic certainly resonates with the UK manufacturing industry which, although improving, still has a stark gender imbalance.
As National Apprenticeship Week is marked across the UK, The Manufacturer has been talking to some apprentices from the Nissan Skills Academy to get first-hand understanding of what being a modern apprentice is all about