Jobs are changing, so should education

12 February 2019

Jobs are going to be changed by new technologies such as artificial intelligence. Some will be lost altogether and others will be created that don’t even exist yet.


If we want our young people to be able to succeed in this changing workplace, we need to make sure our schools and colleges are teaching them the knowledge and skills they will need. This should include the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects to 18, and to develop valuable transferable skills such as communication, problem solving, and team work.


We need post-16 curriculum change within the next ten years to ensure our young people leave education with the broad and balanced range of skills they will need to flourish in a changing world of work. This should start with a review into post-16 learning in the next parliament.


Download the factsheet (PDF) or find out more about the Royal Society's work on changing education.