New analysis shows least qualified miss out on training and wage benefits

Written by Jon Kennard on 10 May 2019 in Press Zone
Press Zone

New analysis published yesterday (Thursday) by the Office for National Statistics shows how important investment in adult learning is to improving pay, says the TUC.

The analysis finds that training has a wage benefit across many sectors of industry. But it also showed that the least qualified workers are also the least likely to receive training at work. 32.4% of people with degree level qualifications reported having training in the previous three months, compared to just 8.5% for workers without any qualifications.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Cuts to adult education and training have held back Britain. They prevent us becoming a higher skilled economy. And they reduce opportunities for workers to increase their pay. Britain can move forward faster if we become a learning economy, with every worker having the chance to train and progress. We must restore investment in adult education. And we should introduce lifelong learning accounts for all adults as part of an expanded National Retraining Scheme.”


The key findings and full release from the ONS, ‘Characteristics and benefits of training at work, UK: 2017’, can be found here

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