Employee training in Scotland

According to a recent survey, employee training in Scotland is higher than training in any other part of the UK.

According to The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), around 65% of employees received training at work which is up 7% from 2011 and is higher in comparison to the rest of the UK.

Other findings include:

  • 81% of employers believe they have a fully proficient workforce
  • The majority of employers find education leavers prepared for work – school leavers (65%), college leavers (78%) and university leavers (85%).

Training in the workplace can be extremely important as not only does it allow for the employers to address their employees weaknesses and work on them but it creates a more efficient workplace.

Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment, Angela Constance said:

“The results from the UKCES skills survey demonstrates that Scotland’s employers recognise the benefits young people can bring to their business and I am very encouraged that their experience of recruiting school and college leavers has been so positive. Our graduates are also leading the way, with more going into employment or further study than in any other part of the UK according to a recent ONS report.

“While employers are positive about the readiness of the young people they are recruiting, we recognise that we can always do more to help our young people prepare for the workplace and through our response to the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, we are working to create a world class system of vocational training.

“We announced £4.5 million investment last month and continue to work closely with partners underlining our commitment to delivering on the Commission’s blueprint to ensure that every young woman and man in Scotland has the best possible chance to succeed and that having a young workforce that is both enthusiastic and well trained contributes directly to Scotland’s economic growth.”

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