Gove’s GCSE’s reforms; a step to ensuring UK’s future skills

Gove’s GCSE’s reforms; a step to ensuring UK’s future skills

12/06/13

Peter Searle, Chief Executive of Adecco Group UK & Ireland said:

"Today's changes to GCSE assessment shows a clear move towards building rigor in the UK education system, developing the basic and necessary skills required for tomorrow's generation of employees."

“Our own 'Unlocking Britain's Potential' research last year showed that many employers believe the education system is failing to meet the needs of today's workplace."

“We will therefore follow today's announced changes with interest, with the hope that changes to the curriculum will be matched with an increased focus on raising the necessary employability skills required for UK plc to thrive."

Adecco Group’s “Unlocking Britain’s Potential” report, which polled UK employers and workers, showed:

  • A quarter (25%) of employers report that basic numeracy and literacy skills amongst new recruits are lacking
  • 1 in 3 employers (36%) think the education system is failing to meet the needs of employers today
  • Over half (52%) of workers think the education system has failed to equip young people with the right skills for work