The Automotive Industrial Partnership is conducting a survey aimed at vehicle manufacturers and the 2,000 UK based supply chain employers with the aim of ensuring that the industry is equipped with the right skills to support the industry’s growth.
New investments, economic recovery, overseas demand and continued technological advances, all point to continued substantial increases in UK vehicle production. But, currently only 40 per cent of components are sourced from the UK.
“It’s vital that we know the views of employers of all sizes if we are to take the right action now to ensure an effective pipeline of future talent – from new entrant technicians through to the specialist engineers and managers we will need,” said Jo Lopes, chair of the Automotive Industrial Partnership, which brings the industry and government together to secure the sector’s skills pipeline.
The findings will be used by the partnership to determine where, when and how future skills investment should be prioritised. In turn, this will inform the development of learning solutions that are relevant and accessible to the whole industry, including smaller employers.
Employers can complete the survey online, or arrange a face-to-face interview with a researcher. The survey will be completed by mid July – with the results to be published this autumn.