Jobs & Skills

New technology is bringing profound change to the labour market, offering opportunities for new occupations to emerge, while threatening some existing jobs.  The potential prize is a stable and peaceful society in which technology is harnessed to ensure unprecedented levels of prosperity. The potential risk is a world defined by mass unemployment and extreme inequality.

To respond to this change effectively you need insight on the current and future demand and supply of jobs and skills in the economy.  We provide this insight by understanding the key drivers of change and analysing labour market information to interpret current and future trends.  We can also estimate the economic value of investment in human capital.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Jobs & Skills work

AIB: Impacts of a social bond portfolio

Cambridge Econometrics provided an impact assessment of the social bond portfolio of Allied Irish Banks (AIB), which operates in Ireland, the UK and other countries around the world. The assessment followed the establishment of AIB's Social Bond Framework, which will serve as ...

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The employment benefits of a Green COVID-19 recovery

Commissioned by C40 Cities, the Employment Benefits of a Green COVID-19 Recovery report estimated the number of jobs a set of climate actions in the buildings, transport, energy and waste sectors could create within six cities around the globe, thereby assessing the potential j...

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Greater Cambridge Employment Land and Economic Development Evidence Base

Cambridge Econometrics, in collaboration with GL Hearn, Iceni Projects and SQW undertook this study for Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire Councils as part of the development of the new Greater Cambridge Local Plan. As part of the study, Cambridge Econometrics developed a...

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Chemistry’s Contribution: workforce trends and economic impact

Chemistry’s Contribution: workforce trends and economic impact for the Royal Society of Chemistry set out to answer questions about the skills and knowledge that chemistry using professionals apply in the workforce and how they contribute to the UK economy and public purse. It ...

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Cost of non-Europe in robotics and artificial intelligence

This piece of work for the European Parliament explores a wide and multi-faceted domain - robotics - that crosses boundaries between several economic sectors and legal disciplines. The development of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is growing rapidly and...

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UK jobs dependent on links to China

There has been strong growing importance to the UK economy from trade, tourism and higher education links with China in recent years, and estimated that there are over 100,000 jobs in the UK that are supported by links to China.

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Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world

Working towards a climate neutral Europe: jobs and skills in a changing world is a flagship publication by CLG Europe.  CLG Europe, a membership group of leading businesses including Sky, Coca-Cola and Unilever, whose secretariat is provided by the University of Cambridge Insti...

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Working Futures 2017-2027: long-run labour market and skills projections

Working Futures: 2017-2027 is the latest in a series of quantitative assessments of the employment prospects in the UK labour market over a 10-year horizon, published by the UK Government’s Department for Education. It presents historical trends and future prospects by secto...

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Recent graduates in employment: understanding EU targets and drivers

This paper aims to contribute to the discussion on the future employability benchmark under the European Commission’s Education and Training Strategy 2025. Recent graduates in employment   In order to do this the study provides insight on current EU targets set wi...

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Energy scenario: employment implications of the Paris Climate Agreement

For Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (an agency of the European Union), Cambridge Econometrics prepared projections for the number and type of jobs that could be available in Europe in 2030 if the Paris Climate Agreement were...

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Working futures employment and skills projections

For over 30 years we have collaborated with the Warwick Institute for Employment Research to provide the UK’s official employment and skills projections, Working Futures.

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Skills forecast: trends and challenges to 2030

Cambridge Econometrics developed forecasting results and drafted key findings which formed the basis for the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training's (CEDEFOP) latest skills forecast update (to 2030). Skills forecasting provides supply and demand projection...

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European skills panorama

This key source of Labour Market Information and intelligence for EU Member States was led by FGB, in consortium with ourselves, RAND Europe and the Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

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Future employment and automation

This is the first study of its kind to use pan-European data sources (the Eurofound Task analysis and the Cedefop Skills Forecasts 2018 datasets) to determine which occupations are at risk of automation. The main purpose of this study is to raise awareness of the changes that ...

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Reviewing the impact of the low-carbon mobility transition on jobs

We carried out this review of the drivers of the impact on jobs from the transition to low-carbon cars and vans in Europe.

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Skills modelling for the Dominican Republic

We collected available data, analysed historical trends, and developed a consistent framework linking sector employment, occupations, and qualifications.

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For more information on our work in Jobs & Skills, contact:

Cornelia-Madalina Suta Principal Consultant [email protected]