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The future of work: jobs and skills in 2030

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Series: Evidence Reports. No 84

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Author(s): Stoermer, E.; Patscha, C.; Prendergast, J.

Publisher: UKCES

Published: February 2014

Subjects: Human Resource Management and Employee Relations

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This report looks at what the UK labour market might look like, in 2030. The report presents the results of  'The Future of Work Study'.

It analyses stable trends that are already shaping the future of UK jobs and skills, and forecasts the most likely disruptions to those trends. 

It then plots four anticipated scenarios of what the UK’s work landscape might look like in 2030, and importantly, the skills that will be required under these conditions.


The picture of future jobs and skills is based on a robust evidence-based approach. 

Key elements include: 

  • a comprehensive literature review
  • expert interviews
  • high-level workshop discussions, and 
  • a full analysis of trends and disruptions.

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