A long-term approach to high quality jobs and skills
High value-added growth and the associated high quality jobs can only be produced by a highly skilled and trained population. For many years now there has been a focus on extending academic, university level education but progress on the skills training and apprenticeships that are also needed, has been less successful. The UK has wonderful schools and universities, a great record in scientific research and some high-performing technology companies. Bringing this all together to train and retain a work-force with world leading skills could provide the engine needed to rebalance and re-energise the British economy.