Skills provision in London needs stronger business leadership and accountability to both meet skills needs and get Londoners into jobs. A gap persists between industry and education, with many young people entering the workplace without the core competencies and skills in demand.
The Employment and Skills Commission
OurEmployment and Skills Commission brings a strong business voice to the table, providing a unique perspective on the skills debate.The Commission has been developing recommendations for a system where London’s employers can access the talent they need from the local workforce, in the context of skills devolution and Brexit.
You can see the final recommendations in this report An Employment and Skills Action Plan for London, and a visual summary of key highlights.
The Commission has been working closely with City Hall’s Skills for Londoners Taskforce to:
create a business led skills strategy
open a productive dialogue between government, employers, training providers and the local workforce
make the apprenticeship levy work for London
ensure the skills system helps London business build its home-grown workforce