Author: OCR and Think Global
Date of Publication: July 2016
Key messages on language skills:
- There is a substantial skills gap in relation to foreign language skills at a time when the UK Government is trying to build more effective relationships with rapidly-developing parts of the world.
- Overall, 28% of employers are affected by employees’ lack of foreign language skills, with that number rising to 35% percent in large and service-based companies; and to over half of all employers in Scotland. If Britain is to maintain and build a meaningful position on the world stage, this finding should ring alarm bells.