Employer Skills Survey 2015

Welcome to the microsite for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) 2015 Employer Skills Survey

What is the Employer Skills Survey?

The survey, which is based on over 90,000 telephone interviews with UK employers is one of the largest employer surveys in the world.

The survey is vital to the work of UKCES and their partners both within national and local government. The survey gathers information on the skills challenges that employers face within their existing workforces and in terms of bringing in new skilled labour, the levels and nature of training investment and the relationship between skills challenges, training activity and business strategy.

The last Employer Skills Survey was carried out in 2013 and results from this survey can be viewed on the UKCES website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ukces-employer-skills-survey-2013

Research for the survey is being carried out between March and July 2015 by IFF Research, BMG Research and Ipsos MORI on behalf of UKCES and their partners:
  • Department for Business Innovation and Skills
  • Welsh Government
  • Scottish Government
  • Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland (DELNI)
The success of the survey is dependent on the willingness of employers to take part. If selected, employers can choose a time that suits them to be interviewed. If you are a participant you can find more information on our FAQs page.

The results of the survey will be made publicly available on the gov.uk website in January 2016. If you participate in the survey you will be asked if you would like to receive a summary report of the findings of the survey.

If you have any questions or need to contact us about the survey, please click here.