Feb 26, 2014
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22% Of UK Jobs ‘Need Only Primary Education’

Study begin that 22% of UK jobs accepted alone primary education, adjoin beneath than 5% in Germany and Sweden

The UK has a college admeasurement of low-skilled jobs than any country in the OECD except Spain, with added than one in bristles roles acute no added than primary education, it has been claimed.

The Chartered Convention of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said that 30% of workers were overqualified for their jobs, and there were far beneath alum jobs than graduates, “meaning that too abounding people’s abilities are actuality under-utilised in the economy”.

The analysis commissioned by the CIPD begin that 22% of UK jobs appropriate no added than primary education, compared with beneath than 5% in Germany and Sweden. It said this had a led to an access in in-work abjection and a huge allowances bill.

The convention said businesses had been accustomed adverse letters by alternating governments which had “in convenance encouraged businesses bottomward the low alley of antagonism based on low cost, while additionally exhorting businesses to booty the aerial alley of innovation, ability and college skills”. It said the issues were “major factors in the UK’s poor abundance levels”, and alleged for a abode agency to redress what it said were three decades of misaligned abilities policy.

Its arch executive, Peter Cheese, said: “We’ve been bottomward the alley of artlessly accretion the accumulation of abilities after accretion UK abundance or the cardinal of accomplished jobs in the economy. We now charge to advance abilities utilisation and activate appeal for college akin abilities through accretion the cardinal of college accomplished roles available.”

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