DO YOU THINK THERE IS A SKILLS SHORTAGE IN THE UK?

ADAM MITCHELL | LLOYDS TSB SYNDICATE
“I don’t think that there are necessarily less skilled people in the UK. But in my experience graduates need more skills than the ones that they normally enter the company with.

EDWARD TREDGER | BEAZLEY
“I think it depends on the skills you are looking for. There is no shortage of MAs and degrees here, but when it comes to trade and practical skills we are less good.”

GEORGINA PORTER | NICOLL CURTIN
“Yes there is. It is getting difficult for us to recruit the people with the skills we need in IT. Maybe there should be more emphasis on practical skills.”