The PDWG includes the Capability, People and Skills areas within MOD, Industry, Academia and Professional Institutes researching and designing the future skills landscape for the defence sector.

Its Purpose is to provide evidenced analysis and assessment to inform thinking on what a professional defence enterprise person in the area of Defence Support should look like in the next 5-10 years.

It is an enduring working group with the ultimate aim of improving Defence support effectiveness by understanding the drivers of future support constructs, environmental factors and operations that will shape the need for specific skills, competencies and experiences in its people.

Once these environmental factors are understood, the PDWG will agree a people requirement that will shape recommendations on their attraction/recruitment, engagement/training and retention vs workforce mobility (The Problem Statement).

Once the people specification is defined, the PDWG will understand the learnings that emerge from this investigation and propose first steps on how the leanings can be applied.

This initial assessment and recommendations will be completed within a target timescale of eight months from the establishment of the project. Dependent on the outcome, consideration will be given to reviewing progress towards shaping people specifications across the next 5-10 years.

For more information, please contact : Dr Andie Johnson Mitchell