New Year New Website- 2020 is here.
Happy New Year to all our readers.
Welcome to the first 2020 edition of the EGFSN e-bulletin. A new year is a good time to promote a new website. www.egfsn.ie was quietly launched in late 2019. With ease of access to reports published over a 20-year time-frame, the website should prove a valuable source of data on skills forecasting and labour market policy for our readers into 2020.
The EGFSN has a packed work programme for 2020. E-bulletin subscribers can look forward to reading the recommendations contained in the Construction analysis that will be completed later in 2020- the first strand of which can be found here. This study represents an assessment of construction strategies and their associated skills recommendations over the past decade.
Readers can learn about how design thinking is important in corporate planning for enterprises who are serious about embracing innovation and technology to increase productivity. Skills for the Low Carbon economy and skills required in the International Financial Services sector in Ireland will also be explored by the EGFSN in 2020. SME management skills are another area of focus for the Expert Group. You will find all this and some insight into the work of our colleagues in other skills
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Skills for the Freight, Transport, Distribution and Logistics sector.
Logistics is the delivery of goods (e.g. products including raw materials, information, energy) from the point of origin to the consumer, and all the stages in between. The consumer can be a retail customer, a large corporation or any type of organisation. Skills Demand Forecasts for Logistics and Supply Chain occupations (2018) across a number of Brexit-related scenarios estimated that there will be a requirement for between 28,000-31,000 new entrants to Logistics and Supply Chain “core” roles between 2016 and 2025.
The Logistics Associate
Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group
The emergence of more complex and technical global supply chains is leading to increased requirements for higher-end, knowledge intensive skills in the Logistics and Supply Chain sector. However, there are a number of challenges for logistics and supply chain sector recruitment, including the perceived image of the industry, an ageing workforce and career progression for existing workers. Promoting the attractiveness of and retention within FTDL roles will be a primary goal of the Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group. Skills Demand Forecasts for Logistics and Supply Chain occupations (2018) across a number of Brexit-related scenarios
The Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group has been established to support the promotion of careers, skills development and sustainable employment in the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors in Ireland.
The six key objectives of the group are to:
1. Provide a forum for ongoing communication, collaboration and leadership by the Logistics and Supply Chain sectors in addressing the skills needs of the sector in Ireland.
2. Monitor labour market developments in
3. Improve the profile of Logistics/Supply Chain roles, making it easier to recruit talent including by improving knowledge among secondary students of the range of interesting roles across all sectors.
4. Make progression pathways available to those entering or already working in the roles, particularly for those at lower skilled levels, with clear role definitions mapped to academic or other vocational awards.
5. Ensure development opportunities are available to provide the required skills, knowledge and competencies.
6. Enhance employee retention.
As the economy continues to grow and tends towards full employment with unemployment rate for December 2019 at 4.8%. the demand for skills in key sectors will continue to increase. Apprenticeships play a key role in addressing this challenge and for preparing individuals for careers in specific sectors.
Apprenticeship is an exciting and proven way for employers to develop talent for their company and industry. Apprenticeships are designed by industry-led groups, supporting growth and competitiveness.
Apprentices earn while they learn and build valuable work-ready skills in a chosen occupation. Apprenticeships open up exciting and rewarding careers, with learning grounded in the practical experience of undertaking a real
Learn more about apprenticeships here.