At the end of 2022 the AGI Education & Skills Working Group conducted its first skills survey.
Targeting members of the AGI, this survey addressed issues such as recruitment, skills and retention, asking questions about barriers to employment, specific skills that are missing from existing or potential recruits and what makes people move on to new opportunities …
We are now able to share the results of this inaugural survey with the publication of the AGI Skills Survey Report.
This report details a mostly positive view, with organisations on the whole stating they are able to recruit and retain staff, and only see skills gaps in a few key areas.
However, the GI sector is constantly changing, evolving and responding to external influences. The results of this survey will therefore be used by the AGI to inform actions to address potential skills shortages and promote the growth of the geospatial industry. We will also look to revisit this exercise with regular frequency to ensure we can identify and respond to future trends and new opportunities.
We hope you find this report an interesting read and a valuable resource for your own career development and your organisation’s future recruitment.
Anne Robertson & Ian Maxwell
Co-Chairs of the AGI Education & Skills Working Group