Post the election the opportunity for a less partisan and more business friendly Brexit seems far more achievable. Anyone involved in running a UK manufacturing business today will recognise that recruitment and retention have been issues on the board room table for many, many months. 

Therefore the change in negotiating dynamic on the UK side will be broadly welcomed across UK businesses, whatever the colour of your politics. However that will not solve the skills shortage anytime soon. As such the need to have fully functioning apprentice and graduate recruitment schemes has never been more important.