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The manufacturing workforce of the future

This study was commissioned under the Government’s Foresight Future of Manufacturing project which is investigating the long-term future of manufacturing to ensure government policies are resilient to future uncertainties. The report produced for this study addressed a range of questions relating to the future of the UK’s manufacturing workforce, such as: the current skills mix; destinations of graduates with STEM skills; capacity within the UK higher education system; employment trends in manufacturing; demand side factors, and the role of employers in providing training and skills development to prepare their workforce for the future.

Principal Investigator:

Terence Hogarth


September 2012 - February 2013


Department for Business, Innovation and Skills