The report forecast that 118 companies would hire 698 qualified workers in the coming two years. While 31% would replace departing employees, 69% would be newly created positions.
At the same time, the expected level of educational attainment is, broadly speaking, growing. Employers will require at least a 2-year higher education diploma for 93% of all positions.
A bachelor’s degree is needed for 32.5% of jobs, compared to 29.7% in the business groups’ 2016 survey.
A BTS (an “advanced technician’s certificate”, taken at end of 2-year higher education course) is required for 16.3% of positions in 2018, up from 11.7% reported by employers in 2016.
However, fewer doctoral degrees are sought. The figure dropped from 51.7% in 2016 to 41.4% in the 2018 study.
Fedil and several other organisations started a public-private initiation called Hello Future, to encourage more younger people to get into skilled trades. Its “roadshow” will visit several high schools, including the European School I, this spring.