Your chance to influence national and local skills development

The Department of Education (DfE) is reaching out to UK employers to get their views on skills supply and skills development.

A huge 90,000 employers will be interviewed in the 2017 Employer Skills Survey to gather vital information on hard-to-fill vacancies, skill gaps in the current workforce, training activity, and anticipated future skill needs.

As well as giving you the chance to input into research, which will help planners develop policies to address employer skill needs, the findings will be of great value to local government, colleges and training organisations so if you are invited to take part we urge you to take up the opportunity.

Organisations will be selected at random and participation will involve a telephone interview which will take around 20 minutes.

The last Employer Skills Survey took place in 2015 – view the findings here. The results of the 2017 survey will be available to view online within a few months of the survey ending. If you are interviewed and are happy to provide your email address you will also be sent a summary of the key findings.

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Written by: Julia Hughes
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