Vision of Britain 2020

The Chief Executive of Friends Provident, Trevor Matthews said “Our new report paints a worrying portrait of the British workplace ten years from now. This workplace polarisation trend identified in our report could lead to a growing band of excluded workers. At the same time a new breed of elite worker is also beginning to emerge, who by 2020 will carry more power than ever before. The statement \’our people are our greatest asset\’ will take on a new meaning for employers in 2020. But all is not lost for those ‘excluded workers’ and through our report we hope to raise awareness and enable people to take full advantage of the opportunities available to them both now and in the future.\”

Ian Brinkley, one of the expert consultants from the Work Foundation commented “I certainly see a widening gap between the flexible knowledge worker and the apathetic excluded worker – which is typically the young, semi-skilled male. This is worrying, given the lack of foreign skilled workers coming into the country by 2020, and could be a missed opportunity for many people to put themselves in a strong position both personally and professionally.\”

Elite Workers

Elite workers (such as IT Consultants, Medical Professionals and highly skilled Engineers) are expected to command ‘more power in the workplace than ever before’ which will mean that employers will need to consider how to ‘attract and retain their specialist skills’. Highly skilled workers in certain professions could be attracted by more flexible working patterns with work from home and use of tele-conference technology more common. These workers will command greater remuneration and will enjoy greater personal satisfaction. Many companies will have a core staff of permanent employees who will be supplemented by highly skilled consultants.

Excluded Workers

Excluded workers are considered to be young males in admin, basic engineering roles etc who face ‘poor prospects and limited expectations’.

Commonwealth Contractors

At Commonwealth Contractors we partner with OISC Registered Private Immigration Firms and Tier 2 Licensed Healthcare and IT Consultancies who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor an individual on a Tier 2 Visa (formerly UK Work Permit). If you are a highly skilled International professional and you would like to work in the UK Commonwealth Contractors can help. Our OISC Registered Partners specialise in Tier 1 General (formerly Highly Skilled Migrant Programme) visa applications and can assist those highly skilled individuals that either wish to apply or extend a Tier 1 General Visa.

For more Information call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0330 390 9021 or Submit your details now and we will get right back to you.


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