A fast-changing job landscape

The world of work is changing rapidly, with technology continuing to increasingly shape many different aspects of the workplace at pace. More than ever, employers are looking for recruits who can be adaptable to their changing business and thrive in an ever-evolving working environment. This page explores some of the main factors which are predicted to impact the world of work over the coming years.

The key trends expected to affect the labour market

For new jobseekers and those already in work, the labour market is set to be impacted by some major new trends over the next few years. This opens up a range of exciting opportunities for young people to develop new skills and become work-ready.

Technology that is likely to continue to rise and accelerate:

Trends we are likely to see increasing over the next few years:

* https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-future-of-jobs-report-2020/digest  

** https://timewise.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Timewise-Flexible-Job-Index-2020.pdf  

By 2025, it’s predicted that:

 

The scale of opportunity:

* https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skills-for-jobs-lifelong-learning-for-opportunity-and-growth

** https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-launches-taskforce-to-support-drive-for-2-million-green-jobs-by-2030

***https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/jobsandvacanciesintheuk/february2021

****https://www.gov.uk/government/news/more-than-19000-jobs-created-by-kickstart-scheme-so-far

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