2023 National Skills Bulletin

Engineers at work

by HRHQ Editorial Team

The nineteenth in an annual series of reports, the 2023 National Skills Bulletin was launched today on behalf of National Skills Council by the SOLAS Skills and Labour Market Research Unit in the RDS, Dublin. The Bulletin reports an increasing number skilled workers will be needed in areas such as engineering, science and healthcare over the coming years.

Produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS, the state body with responsibility for funding, planning and co-ordination of further education and training in Ireland, the Bulletin provides an overview of the Irish labour market at occupational level, and identifies where shortages and recruitment challenges exist.

It reported that while strong employment growth is evident in many areas, this growth in the economy has also resulted in significant recruitment challenges, with a number of skills shortages identified across a range of occupational areas.

For employers, the ability to retain and develop the skills of their current workforce is more important than ever.

The report identifies skills shortages in science and engineering, ICT, health and social care, construction, other craft, hospitality and transport and logistics.

Recruitment issues have also been highlighted in a number of occupations including, social workers, project/operations managers, production managers in manufacturing and construction occupations.

The full National Skills Bulletin 2023 is available here