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One Minute Monday - the UK's highly qualified workforce

Welcome to One Minute Mondays - where we give you the low-down on a fact from our research on employment and skills in under 60 seconds. 

The UK is on course to fly up the international rankings for the proportion of the population with a high-level qualification. By 2020 48% of the UK’s population is projected to be qualified to a post-secondary school (tertiary) level. The UK is currently 11th in the OECD for high-level skills (up from 13th the previous year), and is set to leap frog Finland, Norway and the USA to reach 7th place by 2020.

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To read more about how UK skill levels compare to those of other countries read our full report UK skills levels: international comparisons and competitiveness.

The previous One Minute Monday post asked what employers looked for when filling vacancies.

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