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* 1. Including yourself, how many directly employed people are on the payroll at this location?

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* 2. How many current contractor staff, agency or self-employed staff are on the payroll at this location?

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* 4. In what local authority of South Yorkshire is your business located?

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* 5. What links do you currently have and what would you like to do more of with schools, colleges and universities?

  Do currently Would like to do more of Don't know N/A
Provide work experience/placements
Provide careers advice and motivational talks
Employee volunteers involved in institutional leadership and governance
Help to develop careers programmes
Deliver CV and/or interview skill sessions
Offer mentoring support to learners
Employees involved in curriculum design for specific subjects/courses
Employees involved in curriculum delivery for specific subjects/courses
Direct financial investment (e.g., sponsorship or scholarships)
Provide IT, digital or technical equipment
Support remote teaching of classes, lectures or workshops (during covid-19)

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* 6. Would you like to play a greater role in supporting careers provision in schools and colleges?

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* 7. Which of the following barriers have you faced in the last 12 months when engaging with schools, colleges and universities? Please select all that apply.

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* 8. Are you willing to work with individual schools, colleges and universities in South Yorkshire as opposed to national programmes?

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* 9. Over the next 12 months, how would you rate your planned level of engagement with schools, colleges and universities?

  Less engagement Same level of engagement More engagement
Schools
Colleges
Universities

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* 10. How easy do you find engaging with schools, colleges and universities?

  Very easy Fairly easy Fairly hard Very hard
Schools
Colleges
Universities

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* 11. Which of the following types of skills do you consider particularly important for your current and future workforce to be effective in their work? (Please select all that apply).

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* 12. Thinking of your current workforce as a whole, how would you rate their abilities from 1 to 5 in each of the following skills? With 1 being not skilled at all and 5 highly skilled

  1 2 3 4 5 Don't know
Accessing, analysing and synthesising information
Adaptability and Resilience
Basic skills (English and Maths)
Communication
Collaboration
Creativity
Critical thinking
Digital skills
Entrepreneurialism
Innovation
Leadership
Technical/sector specific skills

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* 13. Does your workforce have the basic digital skills the business needs? Please rate from strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (4).

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* 14. Does your workforce have the advanced digital skills the business needs? Please rate from strongly disagree (1) to strongly agree (4).

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* 15. Over the next 5 years, how do you think reliance on digital skills will change? Please rate from significantly decrease (1) to significantly increase (5).

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* 16. Over the next 5 years, how do you think your reliance on STEAM skills will change? (STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths). Please rate from significantly decrease (1) to significantly increase (5).

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* 17. How regularly do you provide training to your workforce?

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* 18. If answered 'Never' to question 16, what are the reasons for this?

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* 19. Would you be interested in receiving mentoring to help you provide skills and training to your workforce? 

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* 20. Would you like support and guidance on how to make work placements more worthwhile? (Work placements include work experience, apprenticeships, higher level apprenticeships and T-level placements).

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* 21. What training provision have you or your staff used in the last year? Please select all that apply.

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* 22. How do you find information on training and skills provision?

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* 23. How easy do you find accessing information on training and skills provision?

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* 24. Thinking about your previous experience with skills providers, how would you rate your satisfaction with the following (with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest):

  1 (Lowest satisfaction) 2 3 4 5 (Highest satisfaction) Don't know N/A
The level of bureaucracy
The clarity of training outcomes
The signposting to relevant contacts
The level of information
The sharing of employer information within skills providers

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* 25. Thinking about your previous experiences with the local skills system, how would you rate your satisfaction with the following (with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest):

  1 (Lowest satisfaction) 2 3 4 5 (Highest satisfaction) Don't know N/A
The clarity of funding arrangements
The level of training provision nationally
The level of training provision in South Yorkshire
The customer service from skills providers
The flexibility of the skills system to meet my business needs

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* 26. Thinking about communicating with skills providers, how would you rate the following statements with 1 being strongly disagree and 5 strongly agree:

  1 (Strongly disagree) 2 3 4 5 (strongly agree) Don't know
Skills providers use business friendly language
I feel able to effectively communicate with skills providers
I can clearly explain the skills needs of my workforce
I felt listened to by the skills providers
The acronyms and jargon are confusing

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* 27. Thinking about working with skills providers, how would you rate the following statements with 1 being strongly disagree to 5 strongly agree:

  1 (Strongly disagree) 2 3 4 5 (Strongly agree) Don't know
There is an effective level of understanding between employers and skills providers
I understand how training would meet my business needs
The skills provider explained how the skills would translate into the workplace
The training content was relevant to my workplace
The skills providers had sufficient local labour market knowledge
Working with skills providers is good for business

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* 28. What are the benefits for your workforce from training and gaining new skills? (Tick all that apply)

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* 29. What are the benefits for employers from training the workforce? (Tick all that apply)

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* 30. How would you assess the quality, capacity and suitability of skills provision? Please rate the factors below with 1 being the lowest and 5 excellent.

  1 (Poor) 2 3 4 5 (Excellent) Don't know
The quality of facilities and equipment
The suitability of facilities and equipment
Provider capacity to deliver training
Provider capacity to engage with you
The quality of the course content
The quality of teaching
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