Training Barometer 2023

Training Barometer 2023

The latest Training Barometer is here

It comes as no surprise that the findings of our fourth annual Training Barometer paint a complex picture of industry searching for solutions to a lack of skilled labour.

Companies who participated in the Training barometer 2023

Firstly, on a positive note, over four fifths of companies (82%) have indicated they are planning to take on an apprentice in the next twelve months, citing developing future talent as the most popular reason followed closely by ‘filling a skills gap’. Just 12% said the latter was their reason for investing in vocational learning in 2022, compared to 46% this time around, highlighting what could be a real shift in how firms are taking a longer-term approach to overcoming ‘people’ talent shortages, especially when filling engineering, Health & Safety and managerial positions.

We do need to temper this upturn with the more sobering findings that in-house infrastructure remains the biggest barrier to taking on an apprentice and releasing staff is the biggest obstacle to training – again pointing to management teams that are ‘time poor’ and managing stretched resources.


Watch Gareth and Paul discuss the key findings and what it means for industry below.

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