South West skills shortages highlighted by the region’s businesses

South West skills shortages highlighted by the region’s businesses


A recent survey of regional businesses, undertaken by South West recruitment specialists King Recruit, uncovers concerns about future skills shortages and the dissolution of current workplace roles. 

Intrigued by the changing demands of our new digital age, Specialist Recruitment and Search Agency King Recruit decided to conduct a survey with South West clients to find out if they are prepared for this so called ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution.’ 

The Future of Talent Today survey gathered data from South West clients across a range of business sectors including: Consumer Services & Products, Digital and Tech, Education, Energy, Engineering, Financial Services, Media, Marketing & Advertising and Small-Scale Manufacturing. 

The key findings are as follows: 

King Recruit Managing Director, Helen King said: “The results from the Future Talent Today survey provide a fascinating insight into the skills required in the workplace now and for the future. It is shocking to see that nearly 70% of businesses report that they have skill shortages in vital areas of the business and 58% say that their employees are ill equipped for the workplace of the future.”  

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