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Job skills, qualification use and training in Wales: results from the Skills and Employment Survey 2012

Felstead, Alan ORCID:, Davies, Owen Rhys ORCID: and Jones, Samuel 2013. Job skills, qualification use and training in Wales: results from the Skills and Employment Survey 2012. [Project Report]. Cardiff: WISERD. Available at:[hidden]res...

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Work is an important feature of the modern Welsh economy. A lot is known about pay, but less is known about other features of work such as what skills do jobs require, how relevant are qualifications for work, and how does training and learning compare with other parts of Britain. This Report provides some answers. • Jobs are less skilled in Wales than in the Rest of Britain or London and the South East, with part-time jobs in Wales among the lowest skilled of all. • The mismatch between the supply of, and the demand for, qualifications is proportionately larger in Wales than in other parts of Britain. However, the overqualified in Wales are better able to use their skills once in work; this reverses a pattern found in 2006. • The intensity of training is lower in Wales and it fell faster between 2006 and 2012 than anywhere elsewhere. Both the requirement to learn at work and the capacity to learn from other colleagues also fell.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Publisher: WISERD
Funders: ESRC/UKCES Strategic Partnership, WISERD
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:51

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