Indicator shows the percentage of adult EU28 employees who said that their skills (all of the knowledge, competences and experience gained during the time they have been working) have improved a lot compared to when they started their job with their current employer. Based on results of Cedefop's European skills and jobs survey. Respondents were asked to score their skills in relation to when they started their current job, where 0 means their skills have worsened a lot, 5 means their skills stayed the same and 10 means their skills have improved a lot. Scores above 8 (the highest quartile) were used to calculate the indicator.
Workers employed for more years with their current employer have more scope to improve their skills. But the pace of skill development tends to be faster during the early years of an employee’s job tenure and then slows down. It is also typically higher for younger labour market entrants. Individuals employed in high-skilled jobs, often requiring non-routine or autonomous job tasks, also tend to enjoy a higher degree of skill formation.
Percentage of adult EU28 employees whose skills have improved a lot since the start of their current job.
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