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Skills shortage remains a hindrance to growth

The CBI’s annual Education and Skills survey shows that well reported skills problems remain a barrier to growth in the UK.

Published last month, the findings suggest that skills shortages are not being addressed and that employer confidence is still undermined by concerns over their ability to recruit and retain the skilled individuals they need.

294 firms employing 1.24 million workers took part in the survey. Thirty nine per cent said they are struggling to recruit workers...

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Energy

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Fracking could help the UK solve many of its energy issues and is already far more regulated than the US.

That’s according to an environmental consultancy, which believes the permitting and...

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Manufacturing

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The Airbus next-generation A350 plane took centre stage at the Paris Air Show with its maiden voyage, winning multi-billion-dollar deals ahead of a much-anticipated fly-over, stealing the...

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Infrastructure

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Without doubt, infrastructure spending is going on. The major customers continue to spend billions of pounds, but what is different is the way in which they're spending that money.

They're...

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What’s your proudest career moment?
Occupying a leadership position provides many opportunities to influence and create a positive experience for people to achieve both organizational and personnel goals. It is such experiencesm of people and organisational development that has provided me with many proud moments. My recent transition into a broader General Management...

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Appointments

Monday 3rd December 2012

David is vastly experienced within the Aviation sector and takes with him a wealth of knowledge. Congratulations David!

Wednesday 14th November 2012

Recruitment firm Searchlight, part of Talisman Executive Search........

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Talisman Talks

We speak with clients every day who are just starting to get their heads around what they need to do (and who they will need to hire) to get their manufacturing operations in tip-top shape. For...

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The UK must prioritise growth in 'green industries', such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, David Cameron said last month.

The remarks are likely to antagonise those Tory MPs who...

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Following the success of the massive joint working that TfL, the London boroughs and all our contractors put in to support the London 2012 Games transport, in November we awarded four new area-...

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Company Buzz

Over the last two years, there has been significant investment from global automotive manufacturers in the UK. To build on this success, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced last month that he is setting up the Automotive Investment Organisation (AIO) which will be led by Joe Greenwell, the former Chairman of Ford.

The former chairman of Ford in Britain who retired in April with more than 40 years experience in the industry will be chief executive of the Automotive Investment Organisation, which will receive up to £3m of funding over the next two years, after being launched by business secretary Vince Cable.

It will be led by UK Trade and Investment and take strategic direction from the Automotive Council – a joint...

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