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43% of vacancies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles are hard to fill due to a shortage of applicants with the required skills, according to research from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.  Download our article STEM Skills: Current impacts, future trends & possible solutions to read about how the issue can be addressed.


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