Roll over the links opposite to see the kinds of questions that Skyblue is helping our clients to answer.

Find out more about Skyblue's customers and see the wide range of sectors we operate in.

Build

  • Can the construction industry turn around its fortunes by investing more in its people?

  • Will the industry be prepared to take risks to enter new markets relating to the energy efficiency agenda?

  • Will major infrastructure plans and investment stimulate sufficient economic growth for construction and allied sectors in time?

Power

  • Can the energy and utilities sector plan ahead for the replacement of its ageing workforce in time?

  • Will the supply chain be able to develop its skills and capabilities to deliver the growth predicted in the UK?

  • Can the sector shake off any negative image association and attract more talent in to its people pipeline?

  • Will the UK’s Civil Nuclear Programme have the right people with the right skills and behaviours ready at the right time?

Make

  • With skills shortages abundant in advanced manufacturing, where will we find the engineers and leaders of the future?

  • Can we compete effectively enough with our global counterparts?

  • Will manufacturing companies in the UK be prepared to export more in future?

  • How can manufacturers make sure they recruit effectively from school leavers, to apprentices to graduates and career changers?

Play

  • How can more people be encouraged to play sport or undertake more regular physical activity as a result of having better clubs and coaches at local level?

  • Can the sport and active leisure workforce be incentivised to invest in skills and training more than they do now?

  • What will be the effect of professionalising the sector across both paid workers and volunteers?

Inspire

  • Can the Glasgow Commonwealth Games leave a legacy for young people from challenging backgrounds?

  • Can leading charitable trusts reach their ambition to tackle youth unemployment and disadvantage?

  • Will programmes aimed at encouraging more choice for disabled people actually work?

  • Can elite athletes make a successful transition from their performing careers to inspire others in the next chapter of their career, and can we measure that effect?

Create

  • Can new networks in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland help bring creative and cultural businesses and individuals together to increase their knowledge and innovation?

  • Will young people be persuaded to consider vocational backstage or technical careers where there is growth rather than performing careers where there are fewer opportunities?

  • Can the creative and cultural sector be brought closer together with education in future, and if so, what benefits can we expect from that collaboration?

Care

  • Can the quality of social care be improved for users by a targeted campaign of leadership training across the growing workforce?

  • Can the quality of care commissioning be improved through skills programmes?

  • Can the social care sector attract greater diversity and talent to meet its forecast future growth?

Learn

  • Can accrediting degrees with specific ‘employment’ or industry-oriented content ultimately attract greater interest from both students and employers?

  • Can employer-backed education strategies improve the quality of teaching in the classroom, and inspire more students to make an informed career choice?

  • What type of apprenticeship model appears to be most effective, and provide greatest return?

Save

  • Will low carbon targets drive behaviours in the UK that help save the environment?

  • Will safety culture and behavioural training in ‘higher risk’ industries save lives?

  • Can training and new licenses to practice in some professions prevent accidents or tragedies?

Sustain

  • Will Industrial Partnerships work?

  • Do British companies have the aspiration, ambition and capability to grow domestically and overseas?

  • And out of everything we research and evaluate, how many and what type of programmes will last the longest and have the greatest impact…and why?

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