Sector Skills Insights : Professional and Business Services
This project is central to the UK Commission’s ambition to transform the UK’s approach to investing in the skills of our people. It outlines the performance challenges faced in the professional and business services sector, the ‘real-life’ skills solutions implemented by leading and successful businesses to overcome them, and the benefits from doing so.
Professional and business services is an important source of economic growth in its own right but also through the support it provides to other sectors to do business. The sector creates almost a fifth of all UK output and the same proportion of all UK jobs. Knowledge is the currency of the sector and more than half of its jobs are in highly-skilled occupations.
However, the sector faces a number of performance challenges which must be overcome if it is to realise its potential. This evidence report and summary slide pack outline the performance challenges facing the sector, the ‘real-life’ skills solutions implemented by leading and successful businesses to overcome them, and the benefits from doing so
Evidence Report : Professional and Business Services (PDF, 919 Kb)
Published August 2012
Professional and Business Services : Summary slide pack (PPTX, 638 Kb)