Tuesday 5th December
The Higher Level Skills Match was launched recently in
October to support SME growth and employability within the Greater Birmingham
and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) Area.
Created by Birmingham City University, Aston University and
Newman University, with support of Cannock Chase, Lichfield and Tamworth local
authorities, and part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), the Higher
Skills Match is a project helping to develop graduate talents and matching
skill-sets with local businesses.
The HLSM service will give your business access to a HLSM Account
Manager who will help you reach graduate talent and help drive your business
In order to eligible for the HLSM project, business must:
1) Be based in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area;
2) Be classed as an SME, as defined by the European Union*;
3) Meet the de minimis state aid criteria (no more than
200,000** euro state aid in the last 3 years).
*The business employs less than 250 people and have an
annual turnover of less than 50 million euro and/or a balance sheet asset total
of less than 43 million euro.
**This amount varies for certain industries such as
Transport, Fisheries and Agriculture.
Get in touch with the HLSM team for further information on
how to boost your organisation’s skills and maximise growth potential.