Mauritius Financial Sector: New report highlights a lack of skilled workers

Jun 29, 2012

Mauritius needs to train 2,600 people to fill the deficit in skilled workers in the financial sector over the next three years.

Mauritius needs to train 2,600 people to fill the deficit in skilled workers in the financial sector over the next three years.

These are the findings of a survey on labour shortage carried out by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) on professionals in the island's financial industry.

The survey reveals that 55 percent of employers believe that Mauritius is facing a national skilled worker shortage, according to an HRDC press release.

This deficit could hamper the development of the financial sector and access to credit.

Among the top five job profiles most difficult to fill by organisations executives and employees, while more are needed in Auditor, Junior Executive, Accountant, Accounts Clerk and Credit Risk Officer positions.

One of the difficulties faced by employers is that several graduates expect high salaries and prefer to try their luck abroad, Xinhua news agency reports.

A workshop was organised on June 28th by HRDC with participants from the financial sector to draw up a plan of action and organise a nationwide training scheme to end the shortage.ADNFCR-2976-ID-801397346-ADNFCR