The Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) is undertaken by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and collects the views of 15,000 employers across the UK. The survey looks at how employers meet their skills requirements and in particular their perceptions and use of external skills and employment services. Topics covered in the survey include recruitment, training provision, vocational qualifications and apprenticeships. Each year the survey also covers specific areas of policy interest. In the latest survey this included questions on work placements and the recruitment of young people.
Local level data
The documents above give a set of regional data tables by English region and guidance on how to use the data from the EPS survey.
The EPS data is made available under Open Database Licence