Leadership & Management

Level 3 Team Leader

Level 5 Operations/Department Manager

Poor people management is hitting the efficiency of UK businesses by an average of 8%, costing UK PLC £84bn a year. That's a huge loss to the UK economy and one that can be addressed by developing better leadership skills at all levels of the organisation.

Apprenticeships are a big opportunity for business. A report from the Centre for Economics Business Research (CEBR) in 2015 said that both businesses and consumers would prefer to do business with employers involved in apprenticeships.

UK businesses routinely struggle to recruit skilled leaders and managers across all levels of their organisation. The UK has a large and growing leadership and management skills gap that contributes to our poor productivity versus other G8 nations, yet managers and leaders are amongst the least likely to receive formal training and development in the UK – a long time blind spot in the UK skills agenda.

  • 87% of employers struggle to recruit staff who have the skills they need
  • Of these, 38% highlight management roles as the hardest to fill