The skills to thrive in an increasingly complex world
Science fiction is hugely popular in movies and computer games, so why isn’t ‘science reality’? Children are opting for finance and other areas of training instead of higher studies in science – we need to work with our education systems to attract young people to study science, and then to work with us.
Like other steelmakers, we face a challenge: a shortage of candidates with the right skills to join our workforce. We need people with traditional engineering and technical qualifications, but we also need them to have the ability to adapt to change, exploit new technology, and thrive in an increasingly complex workplace. That means recruiting skills in new areas such as lifecycle analysis, robotics, data analysis, nanotechnologies, circular economics and 3D metallurgy.