The impact of artificial intelligence and automation technologies on work and society is one of the major strategic challenges of the coming decades and has been accelerated through the pandemic.
But much is still unknown about the nature of this impact – how work will change, the inequalities that might arise, and what skills people will need for work and well-being in the future.
This research programme, funded by the Nuffield Foundation and led by the National Foundation for Education Research, will address these questions, looking ahead to the 2030s.
During the project, we will work with employers, policy makers, and education leaders to provide practical insights and evidence-led recommendations to inform long-term planning for how future demands for essential employment skills can be met.
It will also establish which groups of people are most at risk of not acquiring the necessary skills and therefore being excluded from the labour market.
The five-year research programme will:
Findings will be published as they emerge in a series of reports from January 2022. The outputs of the project will focus on practical insights and evidence that will inform planning for how to meet the future demand for essential employment skills.
For more information about the project, please contact Fiona Aldridge.