Learning happens continuously – also when we least expect it. Informal learning through daily tasks is an essential part of the modern working life. But the extent of it depends on what you work with.
Since 2003, the Labour Force Survey in Norway has had an annual supplement called the Learning Conditions Monitor (Lærevilkårsmonitoren). In this monitor, the respondents are asked about participation in formal and non-formal learning. The respondents at work are also posed two questions related to informal learning: How good possibilities the job gives them to develop skills during their daily work, and to what extent the job requires updating of their skills.
71 per cent of the employees had continually learning requirements in their job in 2019. Higher educated respondents have the highest learning requirements, and the respondents with education below upper secondary level have the lowest requirements. Distributed by occupations, persons who work as managers and in academic professions have the highest learning requirements. Employees in public and financial services and media have the highest learning requirements, while hotels and catering and transport are among the sectors where employees have the lowest learning requirements.