EGF Survey Andersen Lufthansa & PWA programmes 2016

EGF Survey Results 2016

Franklin Research Ltd conducted a telephone survey of over 1,300 eligible beneficiaries under the 3 most recent EGF programmes in respect of Andersen Ireland, Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland and PWA International. All 3 programmes catered for both redundant workers and young people under 25 years of age in related geographic EGF programme areas who are not in employment, education or training (known as “NEET” persons). Conducted in June/July 2016, the primary objectives of the survey were to measure satisfaction with the service and reasons why EGF supports were not being availed of by certain eligible persons. 438 surveys were completed, representing a 33% response rate with a +/- 4.7% margin of error.

The key findings are:

  • 83% of all clients were aware of their eligibility for EGF supports;
  • 76% of clients learnt of their eligibility via a letter from the EGF;
  • 53% of clients were employed, 13% were in training or education and 27% were unemployed when surveyed. Workers had better employment outcomes at a rate of 48% employed, than NEET persons at just 20%.
  •  85% of EGF beneficiaries considered the EGF supports provided as being useful;
  •  33% of those who didn’t avail of the EGF services were not aware of it (ranging from 4% of worker non-users to 51% of NEET persons);
  •  The reasons for not availing of supports included clients having got work/being on a course; wanting a job/course;
  •  Two thirds of all clients considered the EGF to be an effective use of EU and national funding whereas 6% thought it was not.

For full survey details click on the link under.