Posted on: 30 Jun 2017
Domestic workers looking for printing jobs and others in various industries here in the UK should perhaps make upskilling a top priority if they want to secure the best positions for themselves – and keep them.
New research from Deloitte has just revealed that a third of non-British employees are now thinking about leaving the UK – and it’s the most highly skilled among them from the EU that are apparently the most likely to leave.
That said, the UK is still considered an attractive work destination for those outside the country and of those who are currently based outside the UK some 87 per cent said they would consider relocating here if the right opportunity came up.
“Overseas workers, especially those from the EU, tell us they are more likely to leave the UK than before. That points to a short to medium term skills deficit that can be met in part by upskilling our domestic workforce but which would also benefit from an immigration system that is attuned to the needs of the economy,” senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte North West Europe David Sproul said.
One industry that already appears to be being hit hard by a shortfall in migrant workers is farming. A new survey from the National Farmers Union has found that there was a 17 per cent shortfall in May, which has left some farms short on pickers. In May, there were over 1,500 unfilled vacancies and other sectors could soon start to suffer in a similar fashion.