Hiring people with a higher-level education is an increasingly urgent priority for business. This is because our economy and the world of work is changing, making more flexible and new routes to higher-level education more important than ever.
That is why the CBI partnered with Universities UK (UUK) to better understand the economic case for flexible learning and understand how business and our world-class higher education sector can work better together to help meet the needs of a changing economy.
Flexible learning is the key to future-proofing the UK workforce
As the CBI’s Education and Skills Survey showed, as a result of the changing jobs market, by 2024 almost half of all jobs will require workers to have completed some form of higher-level education (level 4 and higher, though not necessarily at degree level (level 6).
Meeting the needs of the economy therefore rests on widening access to higher-level education and promoting routes that appeal to