People from Jersey are being encouraged to come back to the island after studying in the UK or further afield.

The government is trying to gather information from those who have left the island as well as those who have returned, in an attempt to understand what could be done to make it easier to return to Jersey or make it more inviting to live and work.

The diaspora campaign, can be accessed from the government's website through a series of two-minute surveys.

With various technological developments, as well as a growing competition for business, investment and talent, Jersey will need to ensure that its post-16 education can equip islanders with the right skills for the future.

Deputy Jeremy Maçon, Jersey's Assistant Minister for Education.

Jersey Finance and Digital Jersey are supporting the scheme to help build up the island's workforce.

This particular initiative will provide valuable insights to help us identify what attracts islanders back to work in Jersey, what prevents them from doing so and how we can work together to implement strategies to ensure that Jersey is an attractive option for home-grown talent, both now and in the future.

Joe Moynihan, chief executive officer of Jersey Finance

Like many places, much of Jersey's population leave the island to pursue careers and opportunities elsewhere. This offers Jersey an opportunity to encourage experienced and skilled people to return to the island to address local skills and talent shortages.

James Linder, Digital Jersey's strategy manager

The surveys can be completed between now and 5 January 2020.