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Q&A: John Dorken on skills shortages in the UK rubber sector

For a recent feature, ERJ asked John Dorken, president of the British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association about the background to the current skills crisis facing the UK rubber manufacturing sector. In his replies, the industry veteran explains the events that have led to the current state-of-affairs and suggests a way forward for the industry: 

 

ERJ: Can you please explain the background to the current skills problems facing the UK rubber manufacturing sector today?

JD: It’s sad story really.  In the 1970s the UK had the largest rubber manufacturing sector…

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