British Employers currently rely on workers from Europe to fill around 30% of available jobs. Despite this figure, employers are reasonably optimistic about recruiting qualified individuals to fill positions after Britain leaves the EU.
City and Guilds carried out a poll to investigate this topic in detail; in which, surveyed 500 senior decision-makers from large companies across a range of UK economic sectors, including construction, education and the financial industry. Results showed that 26% felt Brexit would not have any impact on their ability to find and hire competent employees, while more than 42% went further to say they expected it to have a positive effect on recruitment. Confidence in post-Brexit hiring was highest in London, with almost half of the capital’s employers predicting a positive impact on hiring after Britain leaves the European Union.
Kirstie Donnelly, managing director of City and Guilds, said that the results were heartening in a time of great uncertainty in the UK economy.
Source: Sky News