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UK employer skills survey 2017

Documents relating to UK employer skills survey 2017 conducted by the Department for Education.

The fourth UK-wide employer skills survey asked over 87,000 employer establishments about:

  • recruitment difficulties and skills lacking from applicants
  • skills lacking from existing employees
  • underutilisation of employees’ skills
  • anticipated needs for skill development in the next 12 months
  • the nature and scale of training, including employers’ monetary investment
  • the relationship between working practices, business strategy, skill development and skill demand

Underlying data sets are available through the UK Data Service.

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills conducted the previous survey in 2015.

The Department for Education conducted a related survey in 2016.

UK documents

  1. Employer skills survey 2017: UK findings
  2. Employer skills survey 2017: supplementary documents

National, regional and local information

  1. Employer skills survey 2017: England and local toolkit
  2. Employer skills survey 2017: Wales toolkit
  3. Employer skills survey 2017: Scotland toolkit
  4. Employer skills survey 2017: Northern Ireland toolkit
Published 16 August 2018