Dr Sam Parrett CBE, Group Principal and CEO, London & South East Education Group

Speaking at the launch event of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Quarterly Skills Survey (click here) today alongside its CEO Richard Burge and Jane Gratton from the British Chambers of Commerce, I took the opportunity to highlight the very real ‘skills conundrum’ that we all face.

With today marking 50 days until Christmas, FE colleges around the country are giving their foodbank collections a festive twist to support local communities over the festive period.  

Over the past few weeks, it has been hard to escape the news about job vacancies reaching record highs across many industries and the tirade of policy experts keen to give their opinion on the matter.

To ensure supply and demand for skills can stabilise and deliver the sustained impact needed, a longer-term view must be taken, writes Dr Sam Parrett CBE.

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