Employers value experience over academic qualifications

Published:  08 November, 2013

New research from Edge and City & Guilds shows over half of employers value vocational qualifications more highly than academic qualifications.

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of employers see vocational qualifications (VQs) as essential for improving the skills of young people and preparing them for work, with over half (53%) rating VQs as more valuable than academic qualifications.