Are apprenticeships creating the right opportunities for women in manufacturing?

Posted on 20 Feb 2023 by Joe Bush

A new survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that 85% of businesses in the manufacturing industry have reported persistent challenges when recruiting, with 73% facing difficulties finding skilled manual/technical workers.

The survey indicates that British businesses are facing the highest level of recruitment difficulties, amid the widespread skills shortages and talent crisis which is seeing numbers enrolled on apprenticeships down and severe repercussions on the industry sector’s output and profitability as a whole. Current apprenticeship frameworks are failing to attract and…

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