A look at the UK skills gap as 2017 draws to a close

The UK skills gap sees British companies short 20,000 engineers and technicians every year. This means we will be in need of 1.8 million by 2025. The struggle to find qualified employees costs businesses £2 billion per year. A shocking 90% of employers have reported struggling to recruit employees in the last 12 months. In … Read more

UK competitiveness threatened by a skills shortage

A skills shortage threatens the competitiveness of the UK written by Tim Baugh, biz4Biz director and partner at marketing agency Howardsgate. The UK government has finally announced that the Hinkley Point power station will go ahead with expertise and financial backing from France and China. At the same time, contracts are being put out to … Read more

The right time to connect with the FE Sector!

Written by Adrian Hawkins, Co-Founder and Chairman biz4Biz, Chairman Weldability Sif, Director and Trustee of the Weldability Sif Foundation, Herts LEP Main Board Director, Chairman of the North Herts Studio Schools Trust and Director of the North Herts College. Hertfordshire employers may struggle to meet demand as employment from within the local labour market reaches … Read more

Welfare, Education and Opportunity

Written by Adrian Hawkins, Co-Founder and Chairman biz4Biz, Chairman Weldability Sif, Director and Trustee of the Weldability Sif Foundation, Herts LEP Main Board Director, Chairman of the North Herts Studio Schools Trust and Director of the North Herts College. My Father would often remind me of life during the great depression and the abject poverty … Read more