Automation

Clarifying the impact of the next industrial revolution

Our workplaces are being transformed by technology all the time, but with the rise of automation and Industry 4.0 quickly becoming a reality, the nature of the workplace and the skills required of employees is set to change considerably over the next decade. We aim to make sure that businesses and their future employees are prepared for what some are calling the fourth industrial revolution.

Objectives:

  • Promote and raise awareness of Industry 4.0 so that businesses can be fully prepared for future changes to the workforce and workplace.

  • Establish what changes are required in current training and provision to allow for the potential effects automation could have on the demand for certain skills and particular industries.

  • Clarify thinking and perception that automation has the potential to cause significant job losses.