A National Strategic Skills Audit

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills commissioned IES to identify current and emerging skills needs across the English economy, with a particular focus on economic growth sectors, to inform government skills policy. The report considered changes in the nature of drivers of future demand for and supply of skills, synthesised evidence from a range of existing datasets on skill supply and demand. It considered likely variations in trends, drawing on research commissioned into the low carbon economy, financial services, digital media, advanced manufacturing, engineering/construction and biomedical/life sciences, as well as other industrial sectors.