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In to Work

December 1, 2016 - December 31, 2018

In to Work is a back to work programme funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on behalf of Humber and Greater Lincolnshire LEPs, designed and delivered by MAXIMUS and their delivery partners.

The provision supports those who are furthest from the labour market, including those in entrenched worklessness, to tackle barriers which prevent them from moving into sustainable employment.

It provides personalised, tailored support for individuals with multiple barriers to improve work readiness and employability skills.

In to Work is delivered across Humber and Greater Lincolnshire through a network of delivery and outreach sites.

North Lincolnshire Community Led Local Development (CLLD)

October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2021

The aim of Community Led Local Development (CLLD) is to use bottom-up, local community driven approaches to address issues in areas of deprivation.

The North Lincolnshire CLLD programme is focused on effecting community-led social and economic development in the three most deprived areas of Scunthorpe.  A Local Action Group (LAG) has been created from representatives of the voluntary community sector, public sector, private sector and local individuals which will encourage projects to apply for funding to deliver projects which meet one or more of the following priorities:

  • Priority Objective 1: to address health and disability including mental health as a barrier to employment
  • Priority Objective 2: to support entrepreneurship through pre-start support and support for micro and small enterprises in the CLLD area including social enterprises
  • Priority Objective 3: to support particular disadvantaged groups into labour market participation
  • Priority Objective 4: to deliver early intervention activity which will raise aspirations within communities and address worklessness and deprivation
  • Priority Objective 5: to stimulate local level collaboration amongst local residents, the public, private and vol/com sectors, small businesses and other stakeholder


Healthcare jobs now added to Humber Opportunities portal

February 8, 2021

Jobs in the Healthcare sector across our region are now available on the Humber Opportunities website.

The Workforce Consortium Programme Team at the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, in partnership with the Humber LEP, have been working towards placing their health and social care career pathways to an online resource for job seekers across our area on the Humber Opportunities website. This website also provides helpful information for those whose job or career has been negatively impacted by

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Humber small businesses called on to inspire young people during Volunteers’ Week

June 11, 2019

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

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Humber Skills Advisory Panel Consultation

June 11, 2019

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

Consultation background:

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

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Humber LEP Q&A: Jude Knight, Social Inclusion Lead, Employment and Skills

September 18, 2018

As part of our LEP Q&A series, we speak to Jude Knight, Social Inclusion Lead, Employment and Skills.

Jude is currently with the Humber LEP, seconded from York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Partnership; to lead on the LEP social inclusion strategy and will be working hard to remove the barriers to employment and build inclusive communities within our region. 

What is social inclusion and how does this affect the Humber region?

In every society there are people groups who confront barriers that prevent them

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CEC launch new Compass which will aid Humber Careers Hub members to evaluate careers activity

September 17, 2018

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

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Humber LEP Yorkshire Post column – Celebrating the businesses that are Disability Confident

April 10, 2018

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

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Bringing the workplace to life – Calling on more employers to help young people in The Humber

March 5, 2018

At the start of National Careers Week, The Careers & Enterprise Company and Humber LEP is calling out to employers across all sectors and industries in the Humber region to help make a real difference to the lives of young people.

By providing encounters with their work place, businesses and enterprises, both large and small, can bring the world of work to life for young people.

It is a critical aspect of the support young people need – by connecting them to

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Frederick Gough School celebrate visit from Nic Dakin MP and CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company

December 20, 2017

Frederick Gough School recently celebrated a visit by Nic Dakin MP, Claudia Harris, CEO of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) and Sarah Yong, Head of Government Relations.  This VIP party met with the School’s Head Teacher Ben Lawrance, Careers Lead Jo Roche, and the Enterprise Adviser Helen Lee, Early Years Recruitment Coordinator at British Steel to hear about the work of the school and their impressive approach to delivering careers education, advice and guidance.

The visitors were accompanied by 5

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Humber LEP leads the way as national awarding body

December 15, 2017

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is the first Local Enterprise Partnership in the country to have achieved a national licence as a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard.

One of only twelve national holders, the Humber LEP is the only Local Enterprise Partnership out of 38 to have been awarded this status, after submitting an extremely strong application to the Quality and Careers Standard Consortium.

As a result of this licensing award, the 21 schools, colleges and training

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Hull College student success at EuroSkills Gothenburg 2016

December 30, 2016

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

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Wilberforce College students go behind the scenes at KCOM

December 28, 2016

The Humber Skills Pledge brings together business with Employment and Skills. KCOM are investing in the future skills across the Humber. Wilberforce College have achieved the Humber Gold Standard for Careers, Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance.

Fifty students from Wilberforce Sixth Form College were recently given a behind-the-scenes insight into KCOM’s technology as they took a tour of the server rooms at its Carr Lane office.

The students are in the second year of a BTEC IT course and the tours gave

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Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 Report

December 6, 2016

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

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100 Pledges in 100 Days on Estuary TV

November 9, 2016

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:

Cooking up a Storm in the Devil’s Kitchen

May 27, 2016

50+ guests from the business world enjoyed an evening of devilish delight at the Holiday Inn, Hull Marina.

16 Young people on the Springboard programme, a programme linked to the Humber LEP went head to head in a true Hull versus East Riding battle. All in the name of the Smile Foundation local charity whose aim is to see other charities and projects in Hull and East Yorkshire become more successful.

Mike Parker, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board

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Unlocking untapped potential of the Humber Prison community

May 20, 2016

According to the Prison and Courts Reform Bill, nationally 47% of the prison community have no formal qualifications on entry into prison, with 13% reporting to never having a job, and 46% of all prisoners re-offending within a year of release.

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is committed to improving these statistics in the region , and building prison/business partnerships, expanding on the successful work, local provider Novus, has delivered to date.

A strong partnership has been created to tackle the need

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First three organisations hit Humber Gold with careers support

May 6, 2016

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is pleased to announce the first three organisations awarded the Humber Gold Standard for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

East Riding College, Frederick Gough School and Wilberforce Sixth Form College have been through a rigorous assessment process and are delivering the Gold Standard support to help students to make the right choices to support career options.

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European Funding Workshops – places available

May 5, 2016

The Technical Assistance Partnership, supported by the Humber LEP, is running a number of free events designed to assist organisations to bid for funding that will be made available through the Humber European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme.

The following workshops are taking place on 26 May 2016 at the Ropewalk, Maltkin Road, Barton-upon-Humber.

Humber ESF Calls Launch – 9.30am
It is expected that two calls for ESF funding will be launched for the Humber LEP area under Priority Axis 2.1 (Enhancing

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Tender to deliver European funded DWP unemployment programme

May 5, 2016

A major new contract opportunity benefiting from the Humber LEP’s European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) allocation has now gone live.

The programme of support is being commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to help those with a history of long term unemployment into work.
The contract will deliver over £5.4m of support to those who are furthest from the labour market and help to tackle barriers to employment in the Humber and Greater Lincolnshire LEP areas.

Humber ESIF Committee

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Humber LEP Yorkshire Post column: A powerful voice driving the Humber skills agenda

November 10, 2015

When people ask about the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board, I describe it as the “Business Voice driving the Humber skills agenda”. Through partnership with local authorities, funding agencies, key government departments and education and training providers, our purpose is to achieve a skills system that is better aligned with the current and future needs of the local economy.

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