Staff training still a priority for UK employers
Employment Law & HR update 12/06/2012
New research has shown that a vast majority of British employers
intend to increase or at least maintain the amount they spend on
staff training during the coming year.
The latest CBI/Pearson Education & Skills survey found that
81 per cent of the employers surveyed said they had no plans to cut
their training spending – although the figures showed wide
variations when broken down by sector.
A balance of +17 per cent of employers in the manufacturing
sector said they would be increasing spending on staff training,
but a balance of -36 per cent of public sector employers indicated
that they would be cutting staff training spend.
The director general of the CBI, John Cridland, said that
Britain’s economic recovery will hinge on a broad base of skilled
“The UK’s growth will depend on developing a wider and deeper
pool of skills so that our economy can prosper in the face of
fierce international competition for business,” he said.
“There is nothing more important to the future economic success
of our country, and the lives of young people, than education. The
foundations for the development of higher-level skills and the
essentials for working life, that employers require, are laid at
He added, “Even in the difficult economic climate, business
leaders recognise the importance of training and skills to their
success and are investing now for the future.”
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