Job-Related Training in Scotland: January to December 2022

Information about job-related training in Scotland's labour market from the Annual Population Survey January to December 2022.

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Key Points

The statistics in this publication relate to the number and percentage of people in employment aged 16 to 64 who participated in job-related training in the last 3 months in January to December 2022 in Scotland.

The proportion of people in employment aged 16 to 64 who participated in job-related training in the last 3 months has increased from 23.5 per cent in 2021 to 25.5 per cent in 2022. This represents a statistically significant change over the year.

Participation in job-related training is slightly higher in Scotland (25.5 per cent) compared with the UK as a whole (24.2 per cent).

In Scotland participation in job-related training by group for those in employment was higher:

  • for women (27.9 per cent) compared with men (23.1 per cent)
  • for disabled people (28.0 per cent) compared with non-disabled (25.0 per cent)
  • for white groups (26.0 per cent) compared with minority ethnic groups (17.9 per cent)
  • in the public (34.6 per cent) and third sector (40.0 per cent) compared with those employed in the private sector (20.8 per cent)
  • for those who worked for large-sized employers (30.0 per cent) compared to medium (27.9 per cent) and small-sized employers (24.4 per cent)

Most people in employment who reported participating in job-related training in the last four weeks, participated in ‘on the job’ training (54.7 per cent) rather than away from the job.

In 2022, the industries with the highest proportion of people in employment who participated in job-related training were Health and social work (40.0 per cent), Public admin and defence (32.7 per cent) and Education (30.9 per cent).

The data provided in this publication can be found in supporting tables. Where possible the tables provide data for each individual year.


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