Skill Needs in Electronics

Hillage J, Cummings J, Lain D, Jagger N |  RR142 | EMTA, The National Training Organisation for Engineering Manufacturing | Dec 2001

The electronics sector was one of the most vibrant parts of the UK manufacturing sector in 2002. It had been growing at well over ten per cent a year (KPMG, 2001) and outperformed most other segments of the engineering sector (IES, 2001).

However, there had been increasing reports that the future growth of the sector was being constrained by an endemic skill shortage. To clarify the extent and nature of skill needs in the sector and examine the barriers to meeting those needs EMTA, the National Training Organisation for Engineering Manufacture, commissioned the Institute for Employment Studies to carry out an in-depth research study.

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