ERIC Number: ED440281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Skills for a Competitive Future: A Survey for the Pharmaceutical Industry National Training Organisation. IES Report.
Jagger, Nick; Aston, Jane
This report focuses on a study that examined skills, recruitment, and training issues covering the whole pharmaceutical industry. It presents mailed survey material complemented and enhanced by a series of telephone interviews and focus groups. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 deals with the structure of the sector and reports background data on the size of the sector in terms of employment and research and development. Chapter 3 covers the survey sample and response and details how the sample was constructed, the pattern of response to the survey, any potential biases, and the results of a non-response analysis. Chapter 4 examines evidence from the survey relating to the National Training Targets, such as targets for adults and organizations. Chapter 5 covers a range of skills, recruitment, and training issues, in terms of subsectors of the pharmaceutical sector and in terms of educational levels. Chapter 6 deals with other training issues, such as barriers to training and non-pharmaceutical specific training. Chapter 7 examines evidence of the regional dimension of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sector and its skills and training issues. Chapter 8 uses data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency to examine how the higher education output relates to the sector. Chapter 9 contains the summary and recommendations. (Contains 12 references and a questionnaire.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacists, Pharmacy, Postsecondary Education, Recruitment
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)