The Scottish Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS) 2021 is a large-scale telephone survey of employers in Scotland, which provides labour market information including:
- Their recruitment of new staff
- Their perceptions of new recruits (including young people and education leavers)
- Their awareness and use of schemes or initiatives
- Their offering of work placements and apprenticeships
It was the first in the series to be undertaken since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and since the UK’s formal departure from the European Union.
Figure 1: Reasons for engaging with educational institutions to offer ‘work inspiration’ activities
Figure 2. Proportion of employers offering apprenticeships (including those that have current apprentices) by establishment size