Study suggests IT skills are most valued by UK employers
15 September 2011 Last updated at 11:53 BST
A new report from Price Waterhouse Coopers suggests that almost 60% of UK employers think that their employees need to improve basic skills of literacy and numeracy.
The report looks at the attitudes of businesses towards skills in the UK, US, Brazil and China.
GEMS Education Solutions commissioned the study and its Chief Executive Chris Kirk told Radio 5 live Wake Up To Money that IT skills are the most valued.
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