Delivering a diverse workforce for London with the skills needed to drive economic growth
London has a thriving economy and dynamic labour market. However, it faces a greater skills shortage than any other region in the UK with an estimated 30,000 unfilled vacancies as a direct result of skills gaps. 75% of London employers are currently struggling to find the right talent.
Business is already working hard to tackle skills challenges, as these examples of good practice from BT and University of East London show. But there is more that can be done.
By boosting collaboration between business, education and political leaders, we will identify solutions to grow London’s skills base.
Our new Skilling London workshop series with Lloyds Banking Group brings senior leaders together to address London’s skills gaps.
Over the course of the next few months, we will convene business and allies via a series of Leaders’ Roundtables and working sessions
Why must business, government and the education system collaborate on skills?
Skilling London Launch Dinner with Deputy Mayor for Skills, Jules Pipe CBE
In a rapidly changing workplace, what does good collaboration on skills look like and how do we deliver it?
Working breakfast for senior leaders across business, government and education
What in-demand skills do we need to develop for London’s current and next generation workforce?
Breakfast keynote by UCL academic and international speaker, Dr Zachary Walker, followed by a workshop.
What are the barriers to lifelong learning in the workplace, and how do we overcome them?
Breakfast keynote by Matthew Taylor, CEO, RSA, followed by a workshop.
What can we learn from those who are already taking a collaborative approach to skills challenges?
Skills Collaboration in Action with Mark Hoban, Chair, Financial Services Skills Taskforce
At the end of this series, we will be drafting a summary report with clear recommendations for government, business and education providers.