The Skills for Life Survey by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (2011)1 found that a significant number of adults in England still do not have the English and maths skills needed for work and life.
Around 15 per cent struggle with English, and almost a quarter have difficulty with everyday maths. These statistics are echoed by employers who frequently report the need for better skills in the workplace.
Depending on your type of organisation, this lack of skill can impact:
- Production levels
- Service delivery
- Ability to meet targets
- Competitive edge
Supporting an employee, on an apprenticeship, with Functional Skills training, offers the opportunity to develop well-rounded, skilled individuals who have the confidence and ability to directly benefit your business.