John Bell, policy editor of ESF-Works, said that the employment situation in the UK is cyclical.
"The industries of the future are likely to be the sorts of things which will contribute to long-term prosperity, so the growth agenda has to go on top of that," he said.
Mr Bell explained that for this to happen there needs to be some level of infrastructural investment.
He said that the UK is good at producing graduates who are innovative and creative, so industry needs to be as proactive as the candidates and the government to attract them.
Earlier this week, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills created a £150 million fund for firms in the UK to access training schemes that will allow them to grow, with skills minister Matthew Hancock stating that it was a "unique opportunity" for businesses to secure their future.
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