We are pleased to launch the GBSLEP Skills and Apprenticeship Hub. This is a key skills initiative of the LEP that will allow us to deliver a totally business focused skills offer to employers across the GBSLEP area.
Our Apprenticeship Advisers and Skills Brokers will work with employers to design and develop a totally demand led approach to training, bringing all the expertise and support services that are available in our area under one umbrella – a one stop shop for businesses to have their training and skills needs met. Each employer can have their training needs analysed and a bespoke skills plan developed that will identify appropriate programmes and provision in a focused package of support to purely meet their needs.
We will also use the Hub as our vehicle to deliver our employer focused responses to Government initiatives, such as Plan for Jobs, Kickstart, apprenticeship grants and traineeships; and, with our partners, we will implement solutions that will bring job creation initiatives together with current business needs to aid recovery.
The need for an offer like our Skills and Apprenticeship Hub has never been greater, and the time to see skills as a tool for recovery, future growth and productivity has never been more pressing.