Asset Skill: Sector Skills Agreement Stage 3 UK Wide Report
This report details the outcomes from the third stage of the sector skillsagreement process. The aim of the stage three programme is to communicate key supply and demand issues and outline potential solutions which would improve future business performance within the sector.
The research undertaken as part of stage one and stage two of the agreement process enabled the production of a series of reports which brought together the key supply and demand issues facing each industry within the sector.
These various consultation reports provided the basis of a comprehensive programme of ‘market testing’ which represented key component of the stage three programme.
An important focus of the stage three work has been to reach agreement with employers on the actions needed to ensure that the future supply of skills meets the short and long term demands of businesses within the sector.
Sector Skills agreements have been developed to identifying and articulating how industries are going to raise their performance within their particular sectors.
The report contains 4 smaller reports produced for the:
- facilities management and
- cleaning industries.
The reports are based on the following:
- Issues facing businesses within each industry,
- road shows to target employers,
- a telephone survey with employers and consultations with key
professional bodies and trade associations.
The research revealed that the skill issues facing industries within the Asset Skills sector are similar across the four nations of the UK additionally the proposals for action to address these key skill issues are also similar in each nation.
However, it was recognised that the policy context, delivery structures and arrangements within each home country are very different from each other. Inorder to properly reflect these differences, a separate report and action plan has been developed for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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