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Local Skills Report

The Department of Education (DfE) requires all LEPs and Combined Authorities to produce a Local Skills Report by 31st March 21. The reports support government’s aim of ensuring local colleges and other skills providers are firmly linked to local business needs and the vision for ‘upskilling, reskilling and retraining’. The Reports aim to influence local partners and feed intelligence to the central government, including the national level Skills and Productivity Board (SPB). They are to be updated on an annual basis with a fuller refresh every two years.

The Hull and East Yorkshire LEP will be publishing its Local Skills Report once the new HEY LEP Board have met and agreed the skills priorities. Until then we are publishing the Core Indicator annexe which provides a wide range of skills-related indicators, analysis and intelligence for the new HEY LEP area as well as information for the wider Humber region.

Hull East Yorkshire Local Skills Report Annexes – Core Indicators and Additional Data

Skills Analysis

The Humber LEP commissioned the development of a dashboard and a Data Analysis report to support the requirements outlined for the development of Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) Skills advisory panels analytical toolkits.

The live Dashboard Analytical Tool includes key indicators and statistical information to support local decision-makers and stakeholders to understand the Humber skills environment. This data will be used by the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board to identify existing and future skills gaps and employment priorities relevant to the Humber.

The dashboard has been developed to follow the four-stage approach required by the Department for Education toolkit guidance and has been designed  to provide concise, focused and easy-to-read reports, which can be drilled down so the end-user can interrogate the data in more detail down to the lowest possible geographical level. It will allow the user to understand how the four local authorities contribute to the Humber LEP’s performance in certain areas

The dashboard was updated in July 2020 to include new data from the Humber Digital Skills Analysis Report . The dashboard will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and with some data updating automatically  depending on the source of the data.

The Data Analysis report provides a detailed analysis of the local skills landscape, based on the requirements set out in the above SAP analytical toolkit. This Analytical Framework includes a range of key questions which must be answered as part of the analysis to ensure compliance with the requirements of the SAPs.

Please view the report here: Humber SAP Final Report – 13 December 2019 PDF

This analysis has been used to provide the evidence base for the People Chapter of the Humber LEP’s Local Industrial Strategy.

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Skills Support for the Workforce Brochures

The Skills Support For The Workforce programme was set up as a government initiative to provide access to education and support for UK businesses. Fully-funded by the European Social Fund, the courses undergo rigorous compliance checks to ensure they are of the highest quality and recognised and relevant across all the key sectors. Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has played a vital role in determining the use of the ESF funding and it has helped to identify valuable projects and priority sectors in the Humber area. The SSW has enhanced and improved working conditions by SSW Aims & Objectives offering bespoke and accredited courses throughout the region. It offers businesses: more productive working conditions through bespoke and certificated qualifications, customer service training and greater confidence in the workforce. Most importantly the funding has ensured that the needs of SMEs in this region, who have engaged in this project, have been addressed and met and this will continue into the third phase of the project.

Download the project’s latest course brochure here: 19 pack 1212 catalogue 2019 bestv2
Find out more about the project by downloading this brochure: SSW2 Final Brochure June 2019 (1)
Find out more online here.

Industrial Placements

In preparation for the introduction of the new Technical levels of qualifications (T-levels) the Humber LEP has been working with key partners including the Department for Education to help the business and provider community prepare. A number of events will be held over the next 18 months to allow stakeholders and partners to consider how they could support high quality industrial placements, considering the opportunity to develop additional resources within their own organisation.

Watch this video to find out more: T Levels Explained for Employers

Take a look at this PowerPoint slide show to learn more: Industry Placement Slide Pack

Here is a leaflet explaining more about T-Levels: T Levels Employer Leaflet

Employers’ Apprenticeship Toolkit – A Guide for Aspirational Businesses

In partnership between the Humber LEP and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding partnership, this toolkit supports businesses in navigating apprenticeship policy reforms and funding, including the apprenticeship levy. The toolkit signposts towards local and national resources and demonstrates how apprenticeship training can help businesses of any size and sector to fill their skills gaps and meet their growth aspirations.

Here is the guide, plus a framework to assess your needs as an employer:

Toolkit: Humber Toolkit i 2-compressed

Assessment framework: TOOL 8a.1 – Training Needs Analysis

Making Information Accessible

Creating literature that most people can understand is beneficial for businesses of all kinds. If information you provide is understood by everyone it becomes more effective in its intended purpose. Or, if the information you communicate is accessible it reaches out to a much larger audience.  This resource has been developed by PADD  to help employers do just that.

PADD (People’s Awareness of Disability Discrimination) was formed in 2015 by young people on the Big Lottery funded project Talent Match Humber. The motivation for forming the group came from the experience members had whilst trying to get a job. As a group of participants and learning differences, they found they were coming up against similar obstacles when looking for work that were very much out of their control. To overcome these challenges PADD have recognised that more needs to be done to support employers when hiring a person with a disability.

Making Information Accessible PADD

The effectiveness of supported employment

PADD (People’s Awareness of Disability Discrimination) was formed in 2015 by young people on the Big Lottery funded project Talent Match Humber. The motivation for forming the group came from the experience members had whilst trying to get a job. As a group of participants and learning differences, they found they were coming up against similar obstacles when looking for work that were very much out of their control. To overcome these challenges PADD have recognised that more needs to be done to support employers when hiring a person with a disability.

PADD were very keen to evidence that the supported employment model is an effective way of reducing the disability employment gap. To do this they worked alongside the Centre for Regional and Economic Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University to conduct social research into the effectiveness of supported employment. They were trained as peer researchers by research fellows at CRESR to enable them to conduct their own interviews. They analysed the data and presented it in the format of a comic so that is was accessible, informative and inviting to employers. The research shows how simple adjustments can made to the work environment and why doing this not only helps reduce the disability employment gap but is also very beneficial to business.

MOBY – Making Our Business Yours

Local Government Association – Interactive Data Tools

The Local Government Association have created a series of tools to access and interrogate comparative information about local areas. This includes interactive thematic reports on care and health along with small area reports focused on smaller localities such as wards, these reports support comparison and analysis within local areas. the tools can be access from the following link:

Local Government Association – Interactive Data Tools

Skills Gap Reports

A series of Sector Skills Gap Reports have been commissioned as part of the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme, highlighting the skills gaps and recruitment challenges of businesses across the LEP’s key sectors.  Copies of the reports covering are available below:

Construction Sector Report 2018

Creative and Digital Sector Report 2018

Engineering manufacturing and Food manufacturing Sector Report 2019

Health and Social care Sector Report 2018

Ports & Logistics Sector Report 2018

Renewable Technology, Green Energy and Chemicals Sector Report 2018

Visitor Economy Sector Report 2018

EU Funded Employment & Skills Support in the Humber

The Humber LEP and Humber Learning Consortium have pulled together a document which summarises all the EU Funded Employment and Skills Support that is offered in the Humber.  This document builds on the success of the EU Funded Business Support Handbook that was published earlier this year.   The document includes information on the programmes that are being delivered in the Humber through the Humber ESIF Programme as well as those of our neighbouring LEPs.  It also includes other non-EU funded programmes which are of relevance.  The document is available on the LEP website here.

Humber Summer Schools Conference 2019

Following the huge success of the Humber Summer Schools Conference in 2017, it was decided as part of the Humber Careers Hub to hold another event to provide updates to schools, colleges and businesses about the latest developments in careers guidance and showcase some of the best practice from across the Humber.  The event focussed on the Gatsby Benchmark framework, the role of leadership and guidance in improving CEIAG, securing the talent pipeline in the Humber, how businesses are engaging with schools and colleges successfully and a national update from the CEC.  Details form the conference can be downloaded alongside a slideset of school and college successes here.

Here are some other presentations from the day:

Agenda Summer conference 2019

Workshop 1 Summer Conference

T Level workshop presentation

Engineering in the Humber workshop presentation

Employability passport presentation

The eight Gatsby Benchmarks handout

Labour Market Information for Industry Sectors

The Humber LEP as part of the Humber Employment and Skills Strategy has commissioned the development of a range of Labour Market Information resources based on key sector areas within the Humber Sub Region. These key sectors are those that present the greatest potential for economic growth.

To access the resources click here

Disability Confident and ‘This Ability’   

For support and assistance when recruiting for new staff, or to aide with existing staff, the Humber LEP are supporting the Humber ‘This Ability’ campaign, led by the partnership of Humber Learning Consortium (Talent Match Humber) and DWP.

More information about the campaign can be found here

To learn more about becoming a Disability Confident employer click here

National Apprenticeship Data

The Education and Skills Funding Agency and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have published a data library on Apprenticeships. The documents can be viewed at:

Research to understand EU migrant labour

This study was commissioned by the Humber; Leeds City Region; and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas in order to assess the business and skills implications for the LEP areas resulting from a potential reduction in access to EU migrant workers.

LEP EU Migrant Report

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