Only 32% of employers (the largest proportion) felt anxious about filling specialist entry level roles, the Institute of Student Employers found during a pulse survey on the impact of Brexit on student recruitment.
Whilst clarity is needed as soon as possible for more realistic impact assessment, it occurs to me that the case for growing specialist skills early is increasingly crucial.
More details in the article link but as a speed read, here are the main findings from the study:
- 70% of employer respondents said they did not anticipate that Brexit would have an impact on their recruitment needs.
- The data on their current recruitment activities backed this up with employers anticipating a substantial increase (18%) in the number of graduates that they are trying to recruit this year and a massive increase (47%) in the number of apprentices that they are planning to take on too.
- Whilst almost half said that they were concerned about the supply of talent with specific nervousness around specialist
- Brexit should be accompanied by ‘a heightened focus on high quality apprenticeship and entry level routes to employment… This is imperative to support our UK student talent.’
A clear majority of employers (70%) told us that they did not anticipate that Brexit would have an impact on their recruitment needs.