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Defining the Future Podcast Episode 1 - Training for the Future

26th August 2020 - 20:58 GMT | by Studio

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Welcome to Shephard Studio’s Defining the Future podcast, sponsored by our partner Raytheon UK.

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The way we work is changing at a tremendous pace. The Coronavirus pandemic has exposed the need to upskill employees, whose roles were already being disrupted by the rapid evolution of emerging technologies.

According to McKinsey research, automation and AI will force about 14% of the global workforce to switch occupations or acquire new skills over the coming decade.

Almost 90% of executives say they are experiencing skill gaps in the workforce or expect to in a few years - yet fewer than half have a clear sense of how to address the problem.

In this episode of the Defining the Future podcast, we look at this emerging skills gap and hear how industry and the Ministry of Defence is responding.

Our panel of experts explains how the defence sector is helping the UK is look to the future, with the potential to fast-forward the economy beyond the COVID-19 crisis and other challenges, with world-class training solutions.

For many experts, COVID has simply accelerated trends that were already underway. How will the fast development of emerging domains such as synthetic technologies and virtual classrooms impact the military domain? And just how will the Ministry of Defence and armed forces need to evolve to become an employer of choice?

The Defining the Future podcast is brought to you in partnership with Raytheon UK - a huge thanks for their support. Thanks also to Capita, Elbit UK and the University of Lincoln.

The Defining the Future podcast was produced by Tony Skinner, with script assistance by Gerrard Cowan, audio edits and mastering by Kevin Stokes and voice narration by Denise Hammick.

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