Employment and Skills

UKCES publishes skills survey results for England 2011

UKCES publishes skills survey results for England 2011

Following the publication of the UK wide results of the UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey 2011, today the UKCES has published the England only results.

Over 75,000 employers were interviewed as part of the survey on issues relating to investment in training and staff development, vacancies and skills shortages, gaps in employee’s skills and the recruitment of education leavers.

The survey found that over 1.3 million employees did not have the skills required to perform their job role.

The research further found that there has been a decrease in the number of employees receiving training. In 2009 56% of those surveyed received training however this figure dropped to 53% in 2011. Despite claims that school leavers lack the skills that employers are looking for, just under a third of business have recruited someone straight from education, the majority of these businesses were satisfied with their work-readiness.

The full report is available here.

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