Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages



The College @ Sirius and Career Ready – STEM Business Event

Sirius is launching The College @ Sirius STEM themed Career Ready Programme. The College will be hosting a business networking event on Friday 20 November 2015 at 2.30-3.30pm.

At this event you will meet some of our students studying towards STEM Careers and learn about exciting opportunities of how employers can engage with our students studying STEM subjects.

To read more click here



Pioneering programme set to give sixth form students chance to learn vital skills from employers


Students at an Outstanding East Yorkshire Sixth Form College will be given the opportunity to join a pioneering programme which will equip them to progress on to high profile careers. Following the launch of this career focussed pathway that links with a range of industries to give students high level employability skills and business experience alongside their A Level study, students are now signing up to start on this unique programme of study in September 2016.

South Hunsley Sixth Form College has introduced the Employer-led Programme in response to concern from employers across the country about young people’s readiness to succeed in the workplace. The Employer Led programme is offered to students who want to go into competitive professions after A Level study to help them be work ready at the age of 18 while retaining the option to continue their career path via a graduate route or higher level apprenticeship.

To read more click here



CR Parrott Consultants Ltd delivering on Work Experience Pledge

James Newton with Senior Project Manager, John Hubble

James Newton with Senior Project Manager, John Hubble

We have been delighted to host James Newton, a promising engineering student, over a five week period this summer.

Eighteen year old James has recently completed his A Levels at the STEM Centre at North Lindsey College, and will be heading to Newcastle University to study MEng (Hons) Civil and Structural Engineering.

To read more, click here.




College Celebrates Employability Milestone

JLCJohn Leggott College links with employers over the past academic year continue to remain strong, with students completing 45,000 hours of work experience within local businesses and organisations.

The college has links with over 240 employers who offer work experience placements to students, to help increase their employability skills and to ensure they are happy with their chosen career area.

To read more click here






New partnership gives learners at The Academy Grimsby a taste of career in care


Students at The Academy Grimsby (TAG) have been given an insight into working in the healthcare sector thanks to a partnership with a local care provider.

TAG has teamed up with the Care Plus Group to offer students the opportunity to learn more about roles in the care sector and carry out work experience placements. It’s part of TAG’s focused training pathway, aimed at greatly enhancing young people’s career prospects.

To read more click here



Beverley Building Society Work Experience

Sam Barber, Beverly Grammar Studenton work experience with Beverley Building Society

Sam Barber, Beverly Grammar Student on work experience with Beverley Building Society

Beverley Building Society welcomed Sam Barber from Beverley Grammar School for one week work experience. Having enjoyed business studies at school, Sam wanted to gain some valuable experience within accounting and financial services whilst building his knowledge within general business operations and marketing.

To read more click here





Work Experience with the Humber LEP

15 year old Alex Piercy who joined the Humber LEP on work experience

15 year old Alex Piercy who joined the Humber LEP on work experience

During his summer break, work experience student came to experience life at the Humber LEP.  Here’s what he had to say about his experience:

“My name is Alex I’m 15 years old.  I go to Cottingham High School and in the future I hope to go into engineering and start my own business.

To help me do this I came to the World Trade Centre in Hull for 2 weeks in the summer holidays which enabled me to be in a work environment and pick up skills along the way.

To read more click here






Student interns show the benefits of Humber LEP’s Skills Pledge

HETA Hull, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 13 July, 2015. Pictured: LtoR Interns with Rachel Bird

Rachel Bird (right), accounts administrator at HETA, with student interns Alex Wise and Charity Buachie

A company which specialises in training engineers has broadened its focus to embrace other skills through a partnership with the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and Hull University Business School.

Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA) has completed a pilot project to provide opportunities for business student interns. Iain Elliott, Chief Executive of HETA, said the venture was a great success and his organisation intends to repeat the exercise next year.

To read more click here



Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Skills Pledge Scoops National Award 


The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) Skills Pledge initiative has been awarded the prestigious President’s Award by the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (NIACE), the organisation that promotes lifelong learning.

The President’s Award is the premier accolade at the NIACE award ceremony, which took place on Monday 15th June in London, during Adult Learning Week, and it is the first time that it has been awarded for the work of a regional organisation.

To read more click here



John Leggott College is 300th Skills Pledge Sign-upJLC

Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Chair Lord Haskins awarded the 300th Skills Pledge certificate to Scunthorpe’s John Leggott College at the opening of North Lincs Expo at the Baths Hall on Tuesday 2 June at 10.00 am.

Presenting the Humber Skill Pledge certificate to John Leggott College Principal David Vasse, Lord Haskins said “Reaching 300 Skills Pledges in a major milestone and it is testament to the commitment we have from businesses across the Humber having a workforce which is equipped to make the most of the employment opportunities available. John Leggott College has an excellent academic record and I’m delighted that it has an equal commitment to training and employability.”

To read more click here



Green Technology Vision is now being Realised with the help of Apprentice

Giles Barker was so bitten by the renewable bug, he set up his own company.  The enthusiasm for the green collar continues as the first apprentice joins his fledgling firm and they sign up to the Humber LEP’s Skills Pledge.

Apprentice Laura Birkett and Giles Barker of Flixborough Eco Technologies

Apprentice Laura Birkett and Giles Barker of Flixborough Eco Technologies

Laura Birkett, 17, is the apprentice, having studied at Frederick Gough and the John Leggott College.  Laura said: “The experience of being an apprentice is excellent as I am learning new skills whilst gaining more qualifications at the same time. Apprenticeships give people an insight into what working life is and I think it is a brilliant opportunity to better yourself, especially if you’re like me and feel that university isn’t the right path for you to take. I have only been an apprentice since the beginning of March but I’m really enjoying it and I believe it is the start of my career.

“Apprenticeships get teenagers motivated to work and the bonus is that they are getting paid to do so! I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship to anyone aged 16-18 who is unsure on how to progress their career.”

To read more click here



South Bank Conference Showcases the Links between Business and Learning

The link between learning and business as the key to bridging the skills gap was overwhelmingly endorsed by speakers and participants at the recent conference held on the South Bank on 21 April.

Welcomed by Lord Haskins, Humber LEP Chair, delegates heard about the wider work of the Humber LEP in terms of business support via the Growth Hub before focussing on the Humber skills agenda and the work already being done.  With examples given including the huge opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) based industries throughout the region, it was reinforced that there is work to do to ensure residents of the Humber have the skills and qualifications needed to fill this gap.

To read more click here



Green Futures Greater Grimsby Ltd is the 250th Humber Skills Pledge Signatory

Carol Prendergast of Green Futures and Mike Parker, Chair of the Humber LEP's Employment and Skills Board

Carol Prendergast of Green Futures and Mike Parker, Chair of the Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board

250 businesses in the Humber area have signed up to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Skills Pledge.  The 250th, which signed this week, is Green Futures Greater Grimsby Ltd, a community business working with people of all ages in the Greater Grimsby area to create a sustainable, green future for all.

The Skills Pledge was set up by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to encourage and support businesses with access to access vital skills and training organisations in order to help them develop, which in turn, contributes to expanding the local economy.

To read more click here



MP Visits Award Winning Local Employer

Photo, from left, Apprentice Evie Molloy, Graham Stuart MP, Director Alan Hemingway and Marketing Manager Rhys Plater

Photo, from left, Apprentice Evie Molloy, Graham Stuart MP, Director Alan Hemingway and Marketing Manager Rhys Plater

Hemingway Bailey Ltd recently welcomed Graham Stuart MP to their offices in Beverley to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to apprenticeships.

Hemingway Bailey, Chartered Management Accountants, was recently named as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds for their outstanding achievements as an employer of apprentices.

To read more click here