Skills Hub News & Case Studies

Apprenticeship support and recruitment for the construction industry

Wednesday 8th September

We need an extra 217,000 workers over the next five years to ensure construction can continue to thrive.

Apprenticeships will help futureproof the industry and provide an excellent route to secure a skilled, diverse future workforce.

Find out how the Skills Hub and CITB can help.


Hospitality businesses have been hardest hit by COVID, and the GBSLEP Skills Hub is responding with a sector-focused package of support

Monday 6th September

Hospitality has been one of the sectors most affected by lockdowns and government restrictions throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In response, the GBSLEP Skills Hub has appointed a Hospitality Sector Champion and is offering bespoke support to businesses in this industry on their road to recovery and growth.


Help for Staffordshire employers to keep their staff healthy

Sunday 5th September

Interested businesses with a high proportion of employees over 40 can contact Everyone Health to arrange an on-site NHS Health Check Day for staff.  The check involves a blood pressure check and BMI calculation, as well as a finger prick blood test for high cholesterol. 


School of Code: free Skills Bootcamp in software development

Wednesday 1st September

The School of Code is taking its ground-breaking, successful model of helping everyone launch technology careers and launching its free coding bootcamps across the on 15th November 2021, the Skills Bootcamp in software development will be full-time, intensive, and 100% FREE to residents of five English regions, including the West Midlands. 


Important new guidance for employers on hybrid working

Wednesday 1st September

Acas - the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service - has developed a series of new tools and guidance for businesses around hybrid working, and guidance for employees with disabilities. 


Growth Hub ESF Project Manager Vacancy

Tuesday 31st August

We are now seeking a Project Manager to oversee two ESF projects from the development and implementation phase to their successful conclusion in December 2023.

Salary: £36,460 – £44,734

Full-time, 36.5 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract to Dec 2023


GBSLEP Growth Hub Manager (Skills, Training & Apprenticeships) Vacancy

Tuesday 31st August

GBSLEP Growth Hub is growing a team of exceptional individuals to deliver our Skills Hub (Skills, Training and Apprenticeships). The Hub’s work will include promoting skills, training and apprenticeships to key sector businesses and supporting them through the associated process.

Salary: £45,426 - £56,779

Full-time, 36.50 hours per week

One Year Fixed Term Contract, Secondments will also be considered 


Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - opportunities for local businesses

Tuesday 31st August

Help deliver Birmingham 2022.

From trades and construction, through to the procurement and the steady supply of materials, goods and services, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will present a wealth of opportunities to regional businesses.


Last chance to receive a £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice

Wednesday 11th August

As announced in the Budget 2021, businesses can apply for a payment of £3,000 for each apprentice they take on as a new employee between 1 April and 30 September 2021.

Business leaders can decide how to spend the incentive payment to best support the needs of their organisation and the apprentice.


“Bridge the Gap, Start a Chat” - helping employers boost mental health and productivity in the workplace

Tuesday 10th August

A new campaign created by employers for employers to boost mental health and productivity by encouraging open conversations in workplaces in the West Midlands has been officially launched.

“Bridge the Gap, Start a Chat” has been launched by the Mental Health and Productivity Pilot (MHPP) to give businesses and organisations of all sizes and sectors the help they need to encourage staff and bosses alike to open up about their mental health.


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