Business owners must do more to develop next generation workforce

A new poll from ICM Research has found that less than half of employers (43%) think it is their duty to help develop the next generation workforce.

Additionally, out of 501 employers, only 35% said they believed it’s their responsibility to help young people develop the skills they need to get a foot on the career ladder.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way for companies of all sizes to ensure the talent of the future.

Mike Rogers, managing director of Rogers Restoration Ltd, which is championing traineeships, said: “Businesses have a responsibility, no matter what their size, to invest in young people. Providing opportunities for them to develop and improve their skills is essential, and that’s why we have committed to offering traineeships. Not only do we want to help young people in Somerset, but as a business we want to bring in fresh talent and ensure we are contributing to continued skills development in our sector. We have already got a good track record of producing award winning apprentices, and we hope to achieve similar successes for our trainees.”