The power and impact of education goes well beyond the workplace but understanding how employers perceive how our education system is working or not working is vital. Now into its second decade, the CBI’s annual education and skills survey improves our understanding by bringing together a huge amount of evidence, data, and insight from the 190,000 employers the CBI represents.
The United Kingdom and countries around the world face major challenges throughout the 21st century: an ageing workforce, globalisation, technological change and an urgent need to address societal inequalities. How politicians, educators and employers react to these challenges is important, and the CBI believes education and learning has a key role to play in addressing them.
Key findings from this year's report
- Employers are looking to education for a skilled workforce as this remains key to a rapidly changing world
- Improving technical and further education is essential for developing the UK's skills base
- Higher education institutions play an important role in providing the higher level skills needed by employers.
We're calling for
- Education to fully prepare young people for the modern world through a broad and balanced curriculum
- Employers to play their part in careers advice
- Strong routes to a successful career including academic, career-focused and occupational options
- Transparency on the Apprenticeship Levy overspend and a full public consultation on its future
- Employers, education and government to work together to support learners with opportunities to undertake Higher Technical Education, alongside traditional degrees.
Please contact Alice Grimes for more information
See the full report
In partnership with Pearson.