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Companies urged to complete audit to help address skills shortages


A sector skills needs audit is being carried out by Aberdeen City Council to identify skills shortages and gaps in the local economy.

Businesses in the area are urged to take part in the biennial audit by completing an online survey. The information gathered is used to influence the delivery of future initiatives by the council and partners to ensure locally-based companies receive appropriate support to address the issues identified.

Council leader Jenny Laing said: "Information from the skill sector audits are used to influence the delivery of future initiatives specifically designed to tackle the skills gap and other identified issues which businesses need support with.

"We would really appreciate it if local businesses across all sectors would spare a few minutes to complete the survey, which is available online at

"The results of the survey will help us to ensure that Aberdeen companies have the necessary skills and qualities to continue to thrive in the future."

For further information about the biennial skills sector audit, contact Heather Farquhar by emailing

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