This blog originally appeared on the Careers and Enterprise Company’s blog here.
The Humber LEP, alongside 37 other Local Enterprise Partnerships around the country, is working under the Careers and Enterprise Company umbrella organisation to deliver at a local level. Read more here. Follow Humber Careers on Twitter here.
Philippa Hartley is the Careers Leader at Huntcliff School in North Lincolnshire.
Here, she writes about her role and the benefits of having a well-structured careers provision embedded within the school.
By Richard Sellick, Chair of the Humber LEP Apprenticeship Working Group
The Humber is continuing to see strong apprenticeship participation despite a national downturn in the number of those signing up.
We recognise the value of our focus in inspiring both young people and adults to recognise apprenticeships as an effective step to a successful career, and we know that businesses continually see the value of apprenticeships and what organisational impact they hold.
The LEP Apprenticeship Working Group encourages people to make the
The Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board is leading a collaborative project between employers, the University of Hull, FE colleges and specialist training providers, known as the Humber Energy Skills Campus, to build on the region’s expertise and become a centre of excellence for energy skills.
The Energy Skills Campus is a virtual ‘campus’ that aims to enable the creation of a sustainable skilled workforce that will maximise the Humber’s economic development in the energy industry.
At its quarterly meeting on Wednesday,
Are you passionate about supporting young people as they start to think about their pathway into the world of work? If so, we could have the right opportunity for you.
We are looking for a Careers Hub Enterprise Coordinator to join our existing team of Enterprise Coordinators and our Enterprise Adviser Network; to be based within the Humber LEP and support the work of the Humber Careers Hub.
The Enterprise Coordinator will sit at the heart of a network that connects schools in
As part of national Volunteers’ Week, the Humber LEP is encouraging employers to make a difference to the futures of young people in our region.
The Give an Hour campaign targets small and medium sized employers (SMEs) to offer as little as an hour of their time to help young people prepare for the fast-changing world of work.
The campaign – run jointly by Humber LEP and The Careers & Enterprise Company – highlights that in as little as one hour, organisations
The Humber LEP needs your views on the implementation of the Department for Education led ‘Skills Advisory Panels’ (SAPs).
All feedback will be kept anonymous but will be used to inform the People section of the Local Industrial Strategy.
Download the form here: Skills Advisory Panel Consultation Document
Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) emerged in the Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto in 2017. SAP’s are also referenced throughout the Industrial strategy (published in November 2017).
SAPs aim to bring together local employers and skills providers
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a new campaign to encourage small employers to make a difference to the futures of young people in Humber.
The Give an Hour campaign is targeting small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to offer an hour of their time to help young people prepare for the fast-changing world of work.
The campaign – run jointly by the Humber LEP and The Careers & Enterprise Company – highlights that in as little as one hour,
Huntcliff School, in Kirton on Lindsey, put together this article to tell people about their experience building and racing an electric car at the Hull Street Race on Sunday, 28th April.
Read all about their exciting journey below…
We are a small secondary school who sits on the county border between North Lincs and Lincs and for years we have been hoping to afford a green car. Thanks to our Enterprise Advisor and links with the local college we were able to
The Humber area has the second highest standard of careers education in the country, according to a report from the Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC).
The State of the Nation report by the CEC is an assessment of how schools and colleges are performing against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which measure the quality of careers education and guidance
The report is an assessment of progress over time among the thousand schools and colleges who have completed their Compass self-assessment tool on multiple
A major partnership of colleges and universities across Yorkshire and the Humber that includes York College, Askham Bryan College and York St John University, has received the green light from the Department of Education to work together to develop the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology (IoT).
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for a qualified and experienced manager to join the LEP Skills Team.
By Stephen Savage, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Employment and Skills Board
Despite falling since the introduction of the raising of the participation age in 2015, levels of youth unemployment remains an issue affecting communities across the country. Considering how to get those aged between 18-24 and not in employment, education or training back on the right track is a task every LEP must challenge.
In the Humber region, the latest employment figures show 5.2% of 18-24 years olds are
The Humber LEP wishes to develop a call for a skills capital programme for construction and civil engineering across the region.
This will attract up to approximately £2.5m capital investment to deliver a collaborative resource solution to support training delivery that meets employer need and would need to be delivered by March 2021 latest.
The LEP will host an event at Bishop Burton College, on Thursday 29th November starting at 1pm, to invite businesses from across the region into discussions.
The LEP is
Two calls for projects have gone live in the Humber, with approximately £1million from the European Social Fund (ESF) being made available to organisations in the region.
Ex-Offenders in the Humber
Approximately £500,000 of funding is available through the ESF, with this call to run a project to pilot activity which will broker opportunities to encourage and increase work experience, work placements, traineeships, apprenticeships and employment opportunities for ex-offenders, particularly within SMEs.
Applications are encouraged from consortia or other similar types of
HETA has welcomed record numbers of young women onto its latest apprenticeship courses and is hoping they will help to attract more women into industry.
Iain Elliott, Chief Executive of HETA, said the increase in the numbers of female apprentice engineers is a reward for the company’s efforts in getting a powerful message across in schools, colleges and at careers events.
He added that the recruitment campaign for young women and men has been boosted by the opening of HETA’s new £4.5
The Humber LEP continues to work in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC), to support residents throughout the Humber in gaining access to the high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance to impact positively on career choices.
The Humber has recently gained the opportunity to pilot one of twenty national CEC ‘Career Hubs’ that will further drive collaboration between the twenty-six education providers who are part of the Hub.
This builds on the Humber LEPs strategic priority to ensure
The Humber Careers Hub held its first school and learning provider meeting on Friday 14th September at the ERGO Centre, at Bridgehead Business Park in Hessle.
Members of the Hub where joined by the LEP and the Careers and Enterprise Company alongside the Humber Enterprise Coordinators who will lead on this project, to discuss the Hub’s strategy and outline the key objectives that will aid members achieve all Gatsby Careers Benchmarks.
Alongside the Careers Hub, the Careers and Enterprise Company have today
The Humber Careers Hub education providers will meet for the first time tomorrow at the ERGO Centre, at Bridgehead Business Park, to discuss the careers strategy for the Hub with the LEP.
The Humber Careers Hub recognises the challenges and opportunities schools face in meeting all Gatsby Benchmarks and will provide an expert support service using a collaborative approach, a strong network of delivery partners and the sharing of good practice across the region.
Working in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise
The Humber is to become one of 20 ‘Careers Hubs’ around England to help transform careers education for young people.
The Humber Careers Hubs will be made up of 26 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education.
Careers Hubs are a central part of the Government’s Careers Strategy, published in December. The strategy aims to improve careers education and help prepare young people for the world of work.
The Government asked The
Many Humber education and training providers offer their students an opportunity to record their additional employability skills using a ‘passport’ that can be shared with future employers.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has developed a bespoke framework to support regional organisations to develop a consistent approach to their Employability Passports. This framework supports the CBI seven employability skills.
Words by Stephen Savage, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board
As part of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) commitment to
The Government has committed to a long term national Industrial Strategy to create an economy that boosts productivity and competitiveness.
To support this, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has continued to work with projects and partners such as the ‘This-Ability’ Partnership to aid businesses in creating a more inclusive workplace, and to provide vital experience for learners and potential employees of all abilities.
The This-Ability Partnership will host an evening dinner and exciting awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate the great strides
On Thursday 10th May 2018 the This-Ability Partnership will host an evening dinner and awards ceremony at the KCOM Stadium, to recognise and celebrate the great strides local employers have taken to access ability.
Special guest Broadcaster and Journalist Alex Brooker will be giving a humorous talk on the subject of disability. Along with local and national ambassadors of disability equality.
Employers from across the Humber region have been exploring different ways to recruit and retain disabled talent with great success. The
We are delighted to announce at the beginning of National Careers Week 2018, that the Humber Bondholders and the University of Hull have created two national challenges for primary and secondary schools.
The innovative challenges are designed to engage young people in careers activities. Details are contained in the PDF documents below. More downloadable resources for National Careers Week can be found at www.nationalcareersweek.com
If you are promoting your own activities on social media please include #ncw2018 and #humbercareers
Bondholder and University
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is working with its partners, local authorities and education providers in the Humber region to provide opportunities to residents of all ages.
With more people in employment and our levels of unemployment reducing rapidly, it is imperative that we ensure that we maximise the potential of all our residents.
In this article we provide examples of initiatives that help people return to work and focus on apprenticeship and Returneeship programmes that help employees to upgrade their
The Careers and Enterprise Company vision is to create a strong network linking schools and colleges with business and careers activities that make an impact so that every young person in England is prepared for the fast-changing world of work. Our research shows that being better prepared for work means making better choices.
Chantelle Ellis is the new Careers and Enterprise Adviser for Franklin College in Grimsby, working with Emma Swinburn, Employer Engagement Manager at Franklin college to develop a strategy
Humber LEP are delighted to announce that a young apprentice from Geo Houlton and Sons, trained by Hull College, has achieved a Medallion of Excellence as part of Team UK’s best ever performance in EuroSkills. We wish josh every success going forward.
EuroSkills 2016 took place in Gothenburg from 1 to 3 December and saw more than 500 competitors from 28 nations across the continent come together to compete in over 35 different skill areas ranging from engineering and construction through to creative
Making Changes for Careers Programme through the Youth Enterprise, assists young people to turn their ideas into businesses. Please see below two excellent exmaples from the MC4C team.
For further information on the MC4C programme please contact Kirsty Barr on 01482 616218 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jade Smithson, a seamstress from east Hull, branched out into bag making two years ago as part of her apprenticeship with Child Dynamix, Jade says, “A friend gave me the idea to create a bag from a rugby
The thirteenth year of Enterprise Week / Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Hull and East Riding once again celebrated enterprise and entrepreneurial spirit across the city.
The Hull Youth Enterprise Partnership said ‘It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to this report on Hull’s Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016, the thirteenth year the event has been held in our great city.’
Hull’s 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week Report features an outline of each day that was run in Hull and East Riding
As an employer recruiting, how many times have you asked a candidate what they are good at, and they say; ‘working as part of a team’, ‘communication’, ‘working on own initiative’ and all of the other ‘buzz’ phrases, but then cannot come up with an instance of this? We know that young people have amazing ideas, are born digital, and can bring a new, innovative dimension to a team, so why are they not telling us about it?
Springboard (Hull) contacted
As part of the 100 Pledges in 100 Days campaign, Jen Vincent and Ann Newlove appeared on Estuary TV to promote the benefits of signing the Skills Pledge.
You can watch the full video here:
ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) Programme which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities. The fund was commissioned through the Skills Funding Agency and is a key investment that supports the delivery of the Humber ESIF Strategy.
Humber Learning Consortium have successfully been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme
Our Vice Chair and Chair of the Employment and Skills Board (ESB) Mike Parker OBE is stepping down from the LEP at the end of July.
Mike, who has chaired the ESB since it was established in 2013 to lead, develop and oversee the implementation of the Humber Employment and Skills strategy, has driven action that will deliver LEP’s strategic aim of a Skilled and Productive Humber workforce.