CBI welcomes Ready for Work initiative

Sir Digby Jones

Sir Digby Jones, then director general of the CBI welcomed the Ready for Work initiative when it was launched in 2005.

He said: "The CBI shares The Training Foundation's aim of raising skill levels to boost national competitiveness.

"The challenge is to deliver what business needs - there is often a mismatch between the needs of employers and the qualifications that young people take with them into the workplace. We need more employable young people understanding the world of work, trained in the most relevant areas and able to add value to their employer. The Ready for Work programme will help to bridge this gap."