Reacting to the launch of the new ‘Way to Work’ initiative by DWP, Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the BCC, said:

Connecting job-ready people to vacancies is a welcome move. Our research shows that four out of five firms are struggling to find staff to fill jobs across a wide range of sectors and skill levels.

Smany brilliant firms across the country are crying out for people to join their teams and employers will help candidates succeed in the great jobs on offer.

“The world of work is changing rapidly, and everyone needs to be prepared to retrain, update their skills and move to new sectors as jobs evolve.

“But job seekers must have access to careers advice, and support with rapid training and reskilling, to be well prepared for the employment opportunities available in their local area.”

Read more from the DWP on the Way to Work initiative here.