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Yorkshire and Humberside

Sub-sectors:

  • There are 16,590 people employed in the electrotechnical industry. This is forecast to fall to between 9,666 and 13,598 because of the economic downturn.
  • There are 9,329 people employed in the plumbing industry. This is forecast to fall to between 5,437 and 7,647 because of the economic downturn.
  • There are 5,741 people employed in the heating and ventilating industry. This is forecast to fall to between 3,346 and 4,706 because of the economic downturn.
  • There are 2,870 people employed in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. This is forecast to fall to between 1,671 and 2,343 because of the economic downturn.

Workforce data:

  • 40% of employers in Yorkshire and Humberside have major concerns at the low level of literacy and numeracy of new entrants.
  • 45% of firms employ women in technical roles.
  • 45% of firms also have employees from ethnic minority groups working in technical roles.
  • Yorkshire and Humberside performs extremely well in recruiting females and employees from ethnic minority groups compared to other regions.
  • 21% of firms stated they employ migrant workers at present.
  • 64% of employers need their craft workforce to be trained to Level 3.
  • Yorkshire and Humberside employers identified practical skills as skills most currently needed.
  • However, 45% did not identify any further skills requirements than current levels.
  • 61% did not train their supervisory or management staff
  • Whilst some firms mentioned practical and environmental skills, 67% of employers did not foresee any future skills requirements for their company.

Source: In focus…Yorkshire and Humberside 2006 and Summitskills AACS LMI report 2010