This report from Nesta explores the demand for new skills in the changing world of work.
By 2030 the job market will look dramatically different. Previous Nesta research has predicated that about 10 per cent of workers are in occupations that are likely to grow as a share of the workplace and 20 per cent will shrink. As for the remaining jobs, their outlook is more uncertain. Although unsettling, this disruption needn’t be disastrous for the workplace. There is an opportunity for employees in uncertain or shrinking occupations to improve their prospects by investing in the right skills.
Policymakers consider digital skills to be a top priority for investment. They are seen as offering people greater employability and job resilience. But are all digital skills created equal?