Skills for a Competitive Future

A survey for the Pharmaceutical Industry National Training Organisation

Jagger N, Aston J | Report 366 | Institute for Employment Studies | Apr 2000

The pharmaceutical industry was one of the UK's most research intensive and internationally competitive industries in 2000. It achieved its competitive position by investing in skills, and in research and development.

This study examined skills, recruitment and training issues covering the whole pharmaceutical industry. The 'Skills for a Competitive Future' survey was commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Industry National Training Organisation (PhINTO) as part of its remit to assess and improve skills and training in the industry.

At the same time, the study examined the industry's contribution to the National Training Targets. These included training difficulties and barriers to training and the pattern of Investors in People recognition.