Another consideration is that older workers are retiring before newer workers enter the industry, meaning that the opportunity to impart years of industry knowledge is missed.
Something that may help bridge the generational divide would be to bring more of a spotlight on industry & technological innovations. Numerous reports have given us a breakdown of the demographic you need to target; now is the time to cater more material about what this industry can offer them.
Additionally, academia has a huge opportunity to ignite interest in manufacturing & engineering by introducing these subjects into the curriculum; this will give students the insight they need, while gradually modernising their perceptions of the sector.
If implemented, approaches like these will aid in gradually closing the skill gap for the years to come.
If you require support in sourcing a quality workforce, we are able to offer a range of flexible services & highly effective operating models to accommodate your business, this includes supplying temporary, contract & permanent staff.
Our Managed Services model operates as a true collaboration with the client, where cost reduction & operational efficiency are key priorities whilst ensuring a ‘First Class’ service is delivered on time, every time, providing a real return on investment in us as your recruitment partner.
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