Posted On: 16th August 2012
Cushillo Personnel have signed a pledge to help inspire the next generation and are encouraging other local businesses to join them.
The world of work is rapidly changing and no one understands this more than online recruitment company Cushillo Personnel. With more than 18 years knowledge of the local job & employment market place, it has seen many changes over the last decade.
More worryingly its concerns are for the next decade ahead, especially for young people if we don’t do something proactive to help today.
According to the Talent & Enterprise Taskforce, by 2020 there will be 5 million fewer low skilled jobs in Britain than today and 40% of all jobs in 2020 will require a graduate level qualification. It is estimated today’s learners will have 10 – 14 jobs by the age of 38.
The biggest factor eliminating old jobs is technology! So where does this leave Britain?
Half of our workforce today is not qualified beyond level 2. Almost 10% of 18 year olds are NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) and 1.8 million children are in workless households.
In the new global economies, skills, aspirations and competitiveness are rising. So where is the opportunity for Britain for the future?
Jason Connon, Managing Director of Cushillo Personnel explains “It’s not all doom & gloom out there for the next generation. New manufacturing is on the rise & will be looking for 324,000 more scientist and engineers by 2014. The environmental sector in the UK is worth 25bn, employing approximately 40,000 people and could double in the next 20 years. Apprentiships are expected to grow to 400,000 by the year 2020.
We need to inspire our next generation to help young people achieve their potential and to make informed choices about their next steps and plans in the realistic context of the needs of today's employers and the opportunities available. That’s why we are happy to pledge our support and help increase awareness of specific jobs, professions and sectors".
"Initially the focus will be on giving short 'career insight' talks in local secondary schools and further education colleges. The recruitment industry can help plug the gap left by the funding cuts to the Connexions careers advice service. As employment experts, there is no industry better placed to offer school children and students practical advice about the world of work".
The Talent & Enterprise Taskforce vision is: "To ensure that every school and college has an effective partnership with employers to provide its young people with the inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to help them achieve their potential and so to secure our future national prosperity."
You too can get involved by visiting the website http://www.inspiringthefuture.org