165 Analytical highlights

Each Analytical highlight contains in-depth analysis about a specific skill, a group of skills, an individual sector, a particular occupation or a country of interest to you. Keep an eye on this section for new and updated analytical highlights.

Skills forecast insights

Analytical highlights discussing topics emerging from Cedefop skills forecast: replacement demand, skills challenges in Europe, polarisation of skills and job growth creators in the European labour market

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Skills forecast insights

Skills Forecast: key EU trends to 2030

05/2018
Cedefop skills forecasts offers quantitative projections of the future trends in employment by sector of economic activity and occupational group. Future trends on the level of education of the population and the labour force are also estimated. Cedefop’s forecasts use harmonised international da...

Skills anticipation in countries

Analytical highlights on the skills anticipation and matching approach in all EU countries

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Skills anticipation in countries

Skills anticipation in the UK

04/2017
The UK has invested heavily in skills anticipation. It undertakes: Skill assessments (reviewing past trends at national and sectoral levels and assessing how various drivers of change will affect future skills demand); Skills forecasting (the Working Futures series of occupational project...

Skills opportunities and challenges in occupations

Analytical highlights on employment and skill developments in 30 occupational groups

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Skills opportunities and challenges in occupations

Electroengineering workers: skills opportunities and challenges

12/2016
Electroengineering workers, or electrical and electronics trade workers fulfil a variety of roles which involve installing, fitting and maintaining electrical wiring systems and machinery, as well as other electrical equipment.

Mismatch priority occupations in countries

Analytical highlights for EU countries on occupations in surplus and shortage

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Mismatch priority occupations in countries

United Kingdom: Mismatch priority occupations

10/2016
Finance professionals belong to high shortage occupations for the United Kingdom.

Focus on skills and learning

Analytical highlights on types of skills and learning: STEM skills, literacy and numeracy skills, environmental awareness skills, entrepreneurial skills, foreign languages, employability and skills of higher education graduates; apprenticeships and adult learning

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Focus on skills and learning

Focus on apprenticeships (2016)

07/2016
Apprenticeships can deliver benefits to both employers and individuals. Employers can better meet their skill needs, and individuals are likely to develop better employment prospects.

Country prospects

Analytical highlights for each EU Member State discussing the economic outlook, employment and skill trends in sectors and occupations (2015)

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Country prospects

Prospects for United Kingdom

04/2015
While skills shortages are increasing, especially in areas such as science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) qualified technicians, half of UK employers report skill under - use.

Focus on sectors

Analytical highlights discussing developments in economic sectors in the EU, regarding growth, employment, occupations and skills (2014)

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Focus on sectors

Focus on textiles, leather and clothing

05/2014
Changing skill needs as companies focus on high - value production, cutting - edge technology and workforce versatility.

Occupation prospects

Analytical highlights discussing employment and skill trends in 26 occupational groups (2014)

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Occupation prospects

Prospects for teaching professionals

12/2014
Includes pre - school, primary and high school teachers, vocational education instructors, university lecturers and special needs teachers.