Riaz Moola at HyperionDev

Riaz Moola, founder and CEO of HyperionDev commented:

“Whoever wins the next election should prioritise tackling the skills gap and in turn supporting successful job outcomes. The current Government’s Skills Bootcamps programme has been instrumental in opening up opportunities across the country over the past three years.

“Yet despite data from providers demonstrating exceptional value for money, the policy faces an uncertain future, with funding set to expire at the next Spending Review in April 2025. Likewise, the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which helps fund vital community-led programmes to boost core skills and support adults into work, has funding only until March next year.

“We would urge all parties to commit to securing the long-term future of these programmes to support upskilling, increase employment opportunities and deliver long-term economic benefits for the UK.”