Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey: 2019

Official statistics release covering the key statistics in the Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) 2019.


The Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) 2019 is a large-scale telephone survey of 2,652 employers in Scotland. It provides labour market information on how employers engage with the skills system in Scotland, including:

  • their recruitment of new staff; 
  • their perceptions of new recruits (including young people and education leavers); 
  • their engagement with training providers; and 
  • their offering of work placements and apprenticeships.

The publication of the Scottish EPS follows a longstanding UK-wide EPS series (including Scotland) which was conducted biennially from 2010 to 2016[1]. The Scottish EPS 2019 includes new questions on: (i) the Scottish Government’s Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) programme; and (ii) equalities, with a focus on recruitment and Gender Pay Gap reporting.

Further information about the EPS method can be found in the Methodology section of this release and the accompanying Technical Report. []

This is an Official Statistics release covering the key statistics in the survey.  A fuller report covering all the questions asked in the Employer Perspective Survey will also be made available to accompany this release. []



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