Demand for highly skilled staff to grow says CBI/EDI

The demand for skilled people will intensify during the recovery, and employers’ top recruitment priorities are employability skills such as problem solving and team working, above exam results, a new survey reveals. The CBI believes that business has a key role to play in the education system.

The new CBI report, called Ready to grow business priorities for education and skills, is sponsored by leading qualifications awarding body EDI. The survey was answered by 694 employers, which together employ over 2.4 million people and represent companies of all sizes and sectors.

The report says that business involvement with schools can be a powerful catalyst to increased academic achievement. It can also enable young people to make better-informed decisions at the key transition points in their education, and help them develop the employability skills needed.

For the full report visit: Ready to grow: business priorities for education and skills