Distribution of upskilling expectations in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2013, by occupation*

Occupation specific upskilling expectations in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013 This statistic shows the distribution of upskilling expectations in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2013, by occupation. The occupation group with the largest proportion of establishments expecting the need to upskill was 'professional occupations'.
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Percentage of establishments**
Professional occupations40%
Caring and Leisure37%
Managers32%
Skilled trades31%
Associate professionals:29%
Sales and customer service29%
Process, plant and machine operatives21%
Elementary14%
Administrative12%
Percentage of establishments**
Professional occupations40%
Caring and Leisure37%
Managers32%
Skilled trades31%
Associate professionals:29%
Sales and customer service29%
Process, plant and machine operatives21%
Elementary14%
Administrative12%
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This statistic shows the distribution of upskilling expectations in the next 12 months in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2013, by occupation. The occupation group with the largest proportion of establishments expecting the need to upskill was 'professional occupations'.
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Release date
January 2014
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2013
Number of respondents
141,546***
Special properties
establishments which employ staff in each occupation
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
* 'Upskilling' is defined by the source as "a need for employees to gain new skills, beyond the requirements of their current job role, in order to perform their role in future."
Establishments were asked if they expected that in the following 12 months their staff would need to upskill. Those that asnwered 'yes' were then prompted to give reasons for this expected requirement.
** Percentage of establishments which employ staff in each occupation.
*** Breakdown of base by occupation:
Managers: 44,018
Professional occupations:8,739
Associate professionals:6,268
Administrative:26,945
Skilled trades:11,811
Caring and Leisure:6,973
Sales and customer service:13,690
Process, plant and machine operatives:7,002
Elementary:16,100

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