Both Brexit and the Industrial Strategy highlight the need to develop the skills that the UK economy requires. Post-COVID-19, this is only accelerated. To close the productivity gap, we must re-skill the workforce and increase social mobility.
Additionally, the ever-changing world of work means we need to learn new skills almost continually throughout our working life. How can education providers, employers, and government work together to equip our workforce of the future?
Using our experience as a recruiter, provider and partner to the sector, KPMG’s Education and Skills team works across the education landscape to address these issues. We help increasing links between education providers, students, regulators, and business to create robust, agile and sustainable institutions and systems to meet these demands.
Last year we helped over 120 UK universities, 50 colleges and 40 schools in the public and private sectors. We also worked closely with local and central government on their skills, devolution and productivity agenda.
Many of our diverse team at KPMG have backgrounds in the education sector, including providers and regulatory bodies. We have strong links with education teams in other KPMG practices (including the US, Australia, India, and China). We work closely with KPMG’s Learning and Development team. Our clients benefit from our broad perspective and in-depth understanding.
Examples of our work include: