Following the success of the Humber Apprentice Support Service pilot that concluded in December 2015, creating over 150 new jobs, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has launched an online resource for people and employers interested in apprenticeships.
Mike Parker, Chair of the LEP Employment and Skills Board said; “The apprenticeship micro-site has been developed to enhance the ‘Bridging the Gap’ careers portal, where people can search for courses and look at further training in the local area for anyone aged over 14.
“The site design makes it easy to navigate, includes case studies from the Humber and demonstrates how apprenticeships can add value to employers in terms of staff capacity, innovation and new skills.”
The micro-site was officially launched at the Growth Hub Apprenticeship event on 15 March, during National Apprenticeship Week 2016, at The Mercure Hotel, Willerby.
The event, aimed at small to medium businesses, saw over 50 participants attend to find out about funding available, Apprenticeship Reform and hear at first hand from a number of apprentices regarding their personal experience.
Presentations were delivered by Bev Moxon, from the Skills Funding Agency, Cheryl Smith from North Lincolnshire Council, Julie Keen from Pink Jacket Marketing, Sharon Stead and Bryndis Halldorsson from Care Plus Group, the LEP Skills Team and Chief Exec, Kishor Tailor. The event also included an opportunity for employers to network with a host of local training providers, on hand to speak to about future recruitment.
The Apprenticeship micro-site, a legacy of the Humber Apprentice Support Service, was developed by the Humber LEP’s Apprenticeship Group, led by Rachel Mendham of Chamber Training. This group of business leaders and training providers work at a regional level and are leading on the LEP Apprenticeship Growth Plan, which aligns to the Government 2020 Vision to transform and create 3 million apprenticeships.
The new Apprenticeship micro-site can be visited here