Taking charge: Employer ownership of UK skills

A skills system that fulfils the needs of employers and individuals is vital to the future competitiveness of the UK economy. As a professional body, the CII plays a prominent role in the skills debate, blending our public interest remit with the needs of our profession. We understand how important it is that for insurance to continue to thrive into the future, we need the wherewithal to develop new and existing talent.

As well as articulating the sector's needs to government, we have also led the industry in seeking solutions of our own, including the Aldermanbury Declaration. This framework that seeks to raise skills and professional standards is an illustration of the vision of employer ownership of the skills system that Trevor Matthews sets out in this Thinkpiece. He provides a clear picture of the future direction of the UKCES and a reformed UK skills system.