Latest Project Pipeline Call

Call 19/13: Skills capital, refurbishment and enhancement

Capital investment in tangible assets which contribute to building the Humber’s skills profile to meet the changing needs of employers and support people to realise their potential and progress in work.

Investments are particularly welcomed in delivering one or both of the following:

Currently there is approximately £800k unallocated funding within the Local Growth Fund Programme that is ring-fenced for projects supporting the skills agenda. We are also aiming to develop a pipeline for potential future funding.

To apply and find out more please click 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 this-abilityare 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

 

 

50 + Working Group

The LEP is committed to ensuring that residents aged 50 plus have the opportunity to contribute to the local economy. Aligned with the government’s Fuller Working Lives agenda, the LEP has ensured that ESF investments target this key group of people.  Employers often report that this age group has excellent employability skills, which combined with experience, can drive business growth.  Employers are encouraged to retain, retrain and recruit older workers.  To find out more about 50+ Working Group please contact the LEP Skills Team.

To find out more about the government’s campaign click here

In November 2015 businesses, recruiters and HR managers 50+ conference -discussion and ideas workshop from across the Humber region came together to discuss and look at solutions to make sure the Humber addresses an inevitable skills gap. We shared information and looked for solutions on how to retain, retrain and recruit the over-50s.

 

 

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/fe-data-library-apprenticeships

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

If you have a resource you wish to share, please email p.harrison@humberlep.org