SKILLS: What are the barriers to addressing the sectors skills challenges?

The Space Skills Survey showed that 52% of organisations have skills gaps in their current workforce, particularly with respect to software and data skills. 97% of organisations said that skills gaps are affecting business performance and growth, not to mention increasing the workload for existing staff (72%). The challenge is made more difficult due to the evolution of skills needs, with 50% of organisations expecting their skills needs will be different in three years’ time. The Space Workforce Action Plan is currently being co-developed by industry, academia and government for publication in 2024. The UK Space Conference brings the UK space sector together, so is a great place to introduce the aims of the Space Workforce Action Plan and the barriers that it is trying to address. This is your opportunity to contribute your views and ideas.

Date & Time
Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
Location Name
Room 2a
Joanna Hart Harriet Kennedy