This report presents findings from the 2014 UK Commission Employer Perspectives Survey (EPS), the third biennial survey in this series. It provides insight into the thoughts and behaviour of over 18,000 employers across the UK as they make decisions about how to engage with training providers, schools, colleges and individuals in the wider skills system, to get the skills they need. Key areas covered in this report include training; work experience; collaboration with schools, colleges and universities; Apprenticeships and recruitment, including of young and old people. The EPS is carried out in alternate years with the Employer Skills Survey series (ESS), which is the definitive source of intelligence on employer skills needs in the UK. The two survey series have been designed to complement each other in providing a clear picture of the skills challenges faced by employers across the UK.