Skills for Growth

Some of the biggest British and international companies are working with government to address skills shortages and drive economic growth.

While unemployment is at near record lows, we still have some 1 million job vacancies in the UK. Getting businesses, the skilled workers they need will not only grow the economy but help cut inflation too.

The government is urging employers to hire more apprentices, especially younger workers, and to invest more in training and upskilling their workforce.

Also highlighting the wide range of government-backed courses and support which is available, including Skills Bootcamps and Free Courses for Jobs as well as £2.7 billion of additional


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