Chemical careers has just released a news article that explores the changing chemical industries market place. Following six years of recession the UK’s economy is picking up pace and is predicted to grow by 2.3% in 2015.
As a result of this growth and new government initiatives intended to encourage investment in R&D, the scientific and engineering sectors should quickly see greater progress. A consequence of these developments will be an increased demand in highly skilled staff across the UK.
CK Group have already seen a 15% growth in the demand for staff in 2015, following a 12% increase in 2014, showing the growing confidence in the economy has already begun to take affect. However there are issues that employers need to be aware of, including a lack of junior and intermediate level candidates, a shortage of new talent coming through from various forms or training and education, as well as many others.
This is why CK have launched the Chemical Careers campaign which aims to promote the industry to those that can potentially plug the upcoming skills gaps.
This article explores these challenges and what can be done to overcome this problem.