1. Introduction

The last large employer skills survey across the Timber industry was undertaken by Proskills in 2011. The aims of this new survey are to provide up-to-date information on the current skills shortages in the whole timber supply chain, from forestry through to builders merchants, and to identify any gaps in related education provision.

Your views are critical to us as they will help us to propose changes to the skills and education system to meet your needs.

Some of the questions in this questionnaire are open-ended, and we would appreciate it if you can include as much detail as possible in these instances. None of the answers you give here will commit you to anything, and your answers will never be used in a way that will let people identify you or your company.

The survey is designed to be completed online but a printable version of the survey is also available.  Please ring 01235 833844 if you would like a printable copy sent to you directly or if you need any other help with the survey.  If you wish to return a non-online copy to us, please email it to info@proskills.co.uk or mail to:

Proskills UK
Unit 24 East Central
127 Olympic Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SA

The survey should only take around 15 minutes to complete, and the results will be written up and published in Spring 2016.

Your views are really important in helping us shape the skills system. We really appreciate your time and help.