COMMENT: ONE IN FIVE UK JOBS COULD BE TAKEN OVER BY ROBOTS BY 2030
New research released today reveals that robots could take over one in five UK jobs by 2030. Michelle Dewberry, former Apprentice winner responds.
Michelle is a strong supporter of the University Technical College programme, which has established 49 employer-backed schools championed by industry leaders including Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Jaguar Land Rover and Microsoft. She says:
“The new data predicts that 20% of our jobs could be taken over by robots in the next 12 years and while this is alarming, it’s somewhat unsurprising. We must act sooner rather than later to update the education system and prepare young people for the future workplace.
“Research commissioned by University Technical Colleges reveals that 8 out of 10 (80%) parents believe that the current education system needs to change – with a further two thirds fearing their child will not find a job when they leave education.
“With technology changing UK businesses at a rapid rate, it is more important than ever to engage employers to discover the types of skills they look for and expect they will need moving forward. The school system failed me but my apprenticeship was the making of me – and I believe that we should acknowledge the need to cater for different interests and abilities.
“UTCs work with more than 450 employers to ensure their students’ education is relevant to the world of work. They ensure that leavers have the necessary skillset to compete in the job market, and for apprenticeships and university places.”
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