Have your say on the future of Skills Training, Apprenticeships and more in national research aimed at developing a resilient workforce

The landscape of skills development and training over the last year has shifted and altered dramatically month on month, as various sectors both in public and private industry, have had to adapt to new ways of developing their people.

In this leading national research ‘Developing a Resilient Workforce’, our sister organisation Skills for Justice, will be exploring the critical needs for continuing skills development for the workforce of the future, and now is the chance to have your say.

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As part of an ongoing biennial programme of Government-recognised research, the Skills for Justice International Research division are today launching the UK-wide Survey to explore cross-sector skills gaps, the impact of learning due to Covid-19, ongoing training needs, apprenticeships and assessments, and critically, organisational and people development requirements that will help employers and training providers understand the future workforce.

The Survey has now closed – sign-up to receive the report!

With thousands expected to contribute to the national findings, now is the opportunity for the SFJ Awards community to also have your say, and we’re inviting all who have an interest in skills, training, apprenticeships / EPA, leadership and Organisational Development (OD), or learning and development to take part to help build the picture of what skills people really need to succeed.

Candace Miller, Managing Director at SFJ Awards and Executive Director for Skills for Justice commented:

“I am thrilled that today is the long-awaited launch of this national Workforce Research programme, and that SFJ Awards have been invited to have their say, along with our Approved Centres, Customers, Partners and Colleagues about the crucial skills gaps and changes to training and development over the last year.

It’s vitally important to us that as many learners, centres, employers, and training providers participate in the survey to ensure a fair, well-rounded, and considered view of the future needs for training across key sectors in the UK. I am personally fascinated to find out, through the robust methodologies of Skills for Justice’s Research Division, what the post-pandemic learning and development needs are for people across a range of industries and subject areas and encourage anyone with any involvement in skills or training to take part.”

The Developing a Resilient Workforce research is being conducted at an interesting point in history, whereby different sectors, employers, and organisations begin to re-adjust to some form of normality in the delivery of L&D, whilst others use the learning from the past year to improve and enhance the flexibility offered within their learning programmes.

Vitally, these findings will help those unsure of their ongoing skills development strategies to evidence what learners, apprentices, and employees need to succeed in a post-pandemic environment.

The Survey has now closed, however you can sign-up to receive the early findings and research report, which will be released later this year – sign up to receive the report here.

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