Collaboration and partnership have been key to our achievements during 2015/16 with 20 representatives from business, education providers and Government agencies leading the agenda on our Employment and Skills Board.

Together we have been implementing our Employment and Skills Strategy, working closely with education and training providers, including the University of Hull. We have helped influence curriculum to meet the needs of business.

Staff from Arco give mock interview to a  student from Hull FC Community Foundation

Skills Pledge: Hull FC Community Foundation and Arco providing students with employability skills
through mock interviews and career options seminar

Skills activities are being co-ordinated by 10 supportive working groups which include 28 individuals in our Recruiters’ Forum and an impressive 280 members in our Skills Network.

Our Skills Pledge received the coveted President’s Award from the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (now the Learning and Work Institute) in 2015.

This innovative campaign has received pledges from 364 Humber businesses, supporting investment in the Humber workforce through six key actions.

We concluded a successful Humber Apprenticeship Support Service pilot with 370 businesses
engaged and 157 supported to take on apprentices, with phase two pending.

Skills Support for the Workforce the most successful UK scheme - 6,174 Humber people trained: Mr Moo’s Ice Cream staff in Skipsea gain level 2 in food safety

Skills Support for the Workforce the most successful UK scheme – 6,174 Humber people trained: Mr Moo’s Ice Cream staff in Skipsea gain level 2 in food safety

The Humber Gold Standard for impartial careers education, advice, information and guidance
had 49 sign-ups and the first seven organisations have achieved the standard.

The LEP partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company was launched to match 40
Humber schools with businesses to drive engagement and inspire careers.

The Springboard programme has engaged with 1,235 18-24 year old NEETs supporting them into training or employment.

The LEP commissioned Skills Support for the Workforce programme, managed by HCUK Training, has supported 6,174 training opportunities for Humber SMEs.

Growth Deal project: Partner Grimsby Institute Group’s Sam Whittaker at the building of Modal Training facilities in Immingham

Growth Deal project: Partner Grimsby Institute Group’s Sam Whittaker at the building of Modal
Training facilities in Immingham

The impact is now being felt from investments through the Hull & Humber City Deal, with 5,202 students and apprenticeships recruited to STEM-related subjects in the Humber.

Growth Deal investments include the development of Modal Training, a centre of excellence
for the ports, energy and logistics sectors; the ongoing expansion of CATCH to support offshore
wind training and workshop development at Goole College.

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