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Pye Tait to conduct industry LMI survey

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MPQC contracts specialist consultancy to carry out delayed Labour Market Information survey

THE Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) has contracted Pye Tait to lead the process for ensuring the mineral products sector’s Labour Market Information (LMI) survey is of the highest quality and gains maximum impact with the relevant government bodies.

LMI is information about the current economic and employment situation which government bodies such as Business Innovation Service (BIS), UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) use to decide funding routes and help shape government policy.

For example, information gathered in the survey will help BIS to decide on which cap an apprenticeship is given when the Apprenticeship Levy comes in to play next year. As this could have a big impact on mineral products companies, now is the time to act in order to have an influence.

Pye Tait have a strong track record in sector-specific surveys, having worked with both the private and public sectors for more than 20 years. They have successfully delivered in excess of 700 commissions for clients ranging from BIS and the Department for Education (DfE) to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Ofqual. As such, MPQC believes they are the obvious choice to conduct the LMI survey for the mineral products sector.

In order to make full use of Pye Tait’s expertise in this area, MPQC has decided to delay the release of the survey (previously scheduled for May) until mid-June. Employers who want access to future government funding and funding support for training, qualifications and apprenticeships are urged to complete the survey when it is released. 

MPQC advises all employers to keep an eye out for correspondence from Pye Tait, as companies may be contacted directly when the survey is launched. Employers who would like the survey to be directed to a specific individual should contact Anthony Elgey at: [email protected]

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