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Aerospace Industry: Skills

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the skills requirement of the aerospace industry. (320216)

We are working closely with aerospace businesses to understand their requirements, and with organisations like the Sector Skills Council for Science Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies and the Aerospace Defence Security Industries trade association, who are helping businesses plan their individual skills needs through a Strategic Workforce Planning tool. Building on this, the Aerospace Defence Security Industries trade association is developing a Roadmap to provide a clearer signal of the sector’s skills needs.