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Acutt, Bruce; Becker, Karen; Hyland, Paul; Miller, Linda – International Journal of Training and Development, 2006
This paper reports on the outcomes of a replication study of a survey of British employers that requested information on the qualifications sought when recruiting employees and on subsequent training and development. While the British survey was interested in the uptake and use of the British National Vocational Qualifications, the study reported…
Descriptors: Employees, Qualifications, Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries
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Miller, Linda; Acutt, Bruce; Kellie, Deborah – International Journal of Training and Development, 2002
Responses from 97 of 500 British employers identified minimum and preferred qualifications for new employees. A substantial number specified no minimum level. Most do not value National Vocational Qualifications and favor academic qualifications for higher-status occupations. Those who specified minimum qualifications were more likely to train…
Descriptors: Degrees (Academic), Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers
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Miller, Linda; Kellie, Deborah; Acutt, Bruce – International Journal of Training and Development, 2001
Australian (n=332) and British (n=234) students were asked what influenced their choice of academic or vocational education before they were employed, during employment, and for the future. Internal factors influenced academic choices; employers and funding influenced vocational choices. Some between-country and gender differences were found.…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Course Selection (Students), Credentials, Foreign Countries