Employer training pilots: Final evaluation report

The Employer Training Pilots (ETPs) were established in September 2002 to test the effectiveness of an offer of free or subsided training to employees without a level 2 qualification, wage compensation (of various levels) to their employers for giving time off to train, plus access to information, advice and guidance.

The evaluation of the pilots was conducted by IES in partnership with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and MORI, with the aim of assessing the nature and extent of the take-up of the ETP offer, and examining the key issues affecting how the pilots operate in practice and the experiences of the employers and employees who take part.

A total of 23,000 employers and almost 200,000 employees were involved in the first three years of the ETPs.

Institute for Employment Studies