By Daniel Hunter

There are too many 'basic' jobs in the UK, according to John Lewis chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield.

Referring to figures released by the OECD in 2013, Sir Charlie said that 22% of jobs require the education of an 11 year old.

He said there needs to be a "step change in the number of people earning and learning", warning it may become too difficult for some people to climb the jobs ladder.

In stark contrast, just 10% and 5% of jobs could be done with a primary school education in the US and Germany, respectively. Only Spain has a rate higher than the UK's.

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