SET Based Technicians

Lessons from the UK and European Labour Force Surveys

Jagger N, Sigala M, Sumption F | Report 475 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jun 2010

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The aim of this study was to explore the supply of, and demand for, technician level Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) underpinning skills within the UK.

This report was based on the analysis of the UK Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the linked European Labour Force Survey (ELFS) both of which provided a range of detailed labour market information. In particular, the surveys provided details of occupations and levels of qualification that are used to identify SET technicians.

Chapters include: Level 4 SET Based Technicians; Level 3 SET Based Technicians; European SET Based Technicians; National Analyses; Summary and Implications for the UK.