2020 Employer Skills Survey West of England

The survey for Employers in the West of England has had its deadline extended to the 29th February 2020

We are pleased to announce the West of England 2020 Employer Skills Survey. SSW are gathering information on the skills gaps and training needs facing SMEs now and as we work to cohesively tackle challenges to skills provision and delivery over the next few years.


As part of this important assessment, we are asking Employers who employ more than 3 employees for feedback which will help to inform the LEP’s skills strategy, funding and what interventions may be needed in the future to deliver relevant, funded skills-based training in your area.  We welcome contributions from a range of organisations, from start-ups to well established businesses, operating in every sector. As the recipients of future skills training, Employers are vital in informing this survey. This is a real opportunity for Employers to influence the future skills development and support in WoE.  

Working with the West of England LEP, Serco have commissioned Wavehill, a social and economic research company, to gather this information. In order to maximise the response rates, the survey has been developed both online and as a telephone survey conducted by researchers from Wavehill. This survey will close on 28th February 2020.

> TAKE THE SURVEY – https://wavehill.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CwFRQw6mL1ryXX


 SSW – A Programme Overview

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West of England. We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy. Because SSW is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we can support your workforce at no extra cost to your business.

Serco works with a network of expert training organisations who have been chosen to deliver the SSW programme in the West of England.

For more information about SSW: www.serco-ssw.com | skillssupport@serco.com