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Skills demand in the Cambridge area: Attracting and retaining skills

The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough (GCGP) region is a highly prosperous area, with prodigious job growth. Assessing and understanding the skills demand of the present and future local labour market is therefore of great importance to inform policy discussions about skills development at the local level. This report, commissioned by Cambridge Ahead and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, uses the Employer Skills 2015 survey carried out by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills to assess the skills demand from the perspective of businesses. Analyses are conducted for four industry sectors that were considered particularly relevant for the local labour market in the region, namely Life Sciences, Information and Communications, Health and Social Work and Construction.