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The Adecco Group-BCG Future Skilling Report

This study, co-created by the Adecco Group and Boston Consulting Group, explores what the future of skills acquisition looks like for today’s workers and companies.

Below you will find a link to the global study.

UK summary

UK workers have a strong sense of responsibility of their skill set, but they still expect support from their employer to acquire new skills.

UK findings from the global study show that:

  • 72% see themselves as responsible for reskilling
  • 34% evaluate the skill gaps through feedback from colleagues
  • 60% of training organised by employer

Examining the UK in more detail, workers have a strong sense of responsibility in regards to having the right skill sets (72% see themselves as responsible for reskilling versus 62% in a global set) and they are evaluating their skill gaps through feedback from colleagues more than their peer average (34% evaluate the skill gaps through feedback from colleagues versus 25% in a global set). However, they still expect their employer to organise training in the future (65%
expect employers to develop the sessions versus 59% in a global set), which is mirroring the way it is organised today (60% of reskilling organised by employer versus 51% in a global set).

Workers in the UK are lagging behind their peer average in the acquisition of digital skills (e.g. artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, data mining, design thinking, digital design, digital marketing, programming, data analysis); 25% of the skills acquired by respondents are digital skills.

Download the global report