SKILLS MISMATCH MEANS 30% OF WORKERS ARE OVER-EDUCATED FOR THEIR ROLE
Nearly a third of the UK’s workforce is over-qualified for the position they are currently in, thanks to a massive miscalculation on the part of policy-makers and economists in the last few years.
Three in ten workers (30%) are reportedly-over qualified for their jobs, according to new figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) reveal — and it seems that graduates have been hit particularly hard.
The research reveals a striking mismatch between education levels and the type of jobs on offer, with the number of graduates far outnumbering the number of graduate positions available.
While the number of high-skilled roles is low, the number of low-skilled roles is high. The study found that 22% of UK jobs require no more than primary education (compulsory education — ie up to age 16 in the UK). This compares with just 5% in Germany and Sweden.
As these low-skilled jobs tend to be poorly paid, this jump has led to an increase in in-work poverty and a huge benefits bill.
Graduate Fog wants to know how many of our readers are experiencing this. Are you over-qualified for the job you’re doing? Why did you accept it – and how long do you plan to stay in it? Have your say below…