Skills Hub News & Case Studies

10 projects share £2.5 million GBSLEP fund to support young people and the green recovery

Monday 23rd May

Local businesses, colleges and councils will share £2.5 million to support young people across the region and drive clean growth on the route to net zero.


GBSLEP Interim Chair Anita Bhalla talks about the Gen22 programme

Friday 20th May

GBSLEP Interim Chair Anita Bhalla talks about the Gen22 programme and how it will support the next generation.


Learning at Work Week: Funded training available to businesses within Birmingham to drive strategy

Thursday 19th May

Businesses in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley and Sandwell are encouraged to take advantage of funded and part-funded adult education training available to their workforce.


Learning at Work Week - what volunteering brings to business and why you should be doing it

Wednesday 18th May

Volunteering – doing something, especially to help other people

Eva Alos, ESF Project Manager, volunteers her time to support Reengage. We spoke to Eva to find out why she volunteers, what she gets out of it, and what it brings to her role in the Skills Hub.


Learning at Work Week: Kevin Davies - what do apprentices bring to your business

Tuesday 17th May

We caught up with Kevin Davies from The Ladder for Greater Birmingham to discuss apprentices, what they bring to your business, and what your business can give to them.


Learning at Work Week: Partner blog - Aston University and the accidental manager

Monday 16th May

There are accidental managers in all businesses but what are you doing to support yours? 


7 reasons your business should take on an apprentice

Wednesday 4th May

Apprenticeships, what are they? Should I have an apprentice in my business? What will they do for me?


Kickstart scheme supports The Book Shelf to bring nonfiction to life

Thursday 7th April

Alicja Sowinska had been unable to secure a role due to lack of experience. She secured a Kickstart placement at The Book Shelf and has turned her placement into a fixed term contract. Alicja and Ameesha share how they found the process of the Kickstart scheme and that interviews aren’t always what you practice.


Students get to 'Try a Trade'

Thursday 31st March

Earlier this month the GBSLEP Skills Hub team attended the ‘Try a Trade’ launch event, funded by The Homeserve Foundation. ‘Try a Trade’ is a unique 12-month programme for schools in the West Midlands which aims to help students and their families understand the fantastic range of career opportunities available through domestic trades. 


The Skills Hub: Dedicated to Boosting Young People's Careers

Friday 11th February

We are now able to support eligible SMEs in the GBSLEP area with financial help of grants up to £3,500. So if you are looking to take on young people in your business who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) then this opportunity may be for your business. 


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