Posted on:
9th March, 2019

LEPs help drive skills agenda during National Apprenticeship Week

During National Apprenticeship Week LEPs showcased the huge amount of work underway across the country to help boost skills and productivity. Below are some of the key highlights from the week:

LEPs help drive skills agenda during National Apprenticeship Week
  • Black Country LEP profiled the achievements of local apprentices who completed their programmes.
  • Oxfordshire LEP’s Apprenticeship Ambassador, Leona Watson, explains why spreading the word on apprenticeships is so vital.
  • The Education Secretary opened a new Solent LEP backed STEM Centre that will train thousands.
  • West of England LEP helps drive campaign to recruit more Enterprise Advisers
  • Creative industries got a huge boost from Buckingham Thames Valley LEP  bringing together employers and talent from across the region.   
  • Hertfordshire LEP apprenticeship survey underpins value of skills for parents and students.   
  • A new apprenticeship campaign to invest in future skills was launched by Worcestershire LEP.
  • The Marches LEP launched a drive to plug local skills gaps with the recruitment of 3,000 apprentices.
  • New Anglia LEP called on businesses to help young people into employment or education through the New Anglia Youth Pledge.
  • North East LEP established an Apprenticeship Toolkit to help employers judge the benefits of employing an apprentice.
  • Thames Valley Berkshire LEP shows that apprenticeships aren't just for those beginning a career.
  • York, North Yorkshire, East Riding LEP and Humber LEP  joined forces to promote the value of apprenticeships to employers. 
  • Leeds LEP launched an Employment Hub to tackle future skills shortages.
  • Skills Minister Anne Milton joined small businesses and Enterprise M3 LEP to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
  • A new Employment Hub to address current and future skills shortages was launched by Leeds City Region LEP
  • Yorkshire LEP is working with local partners and business to boost apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Liverpool LEP highlighted the work of Wirral Met in showcasing apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Lincolnshire LEP has boosted education and training with a major campus investment.
  • Coast to Capital LEP initiated the first meeting of its Skills 360˚ Board to bring business and education leaders from across the area to focus on the skills agenda.
  • Cumbria LEP is calling for more local business leaders to work with schools and colleges to more closely link work and education.
  • Sector Sector Skills Champion for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, Ian Barnes, asks why the Business, Professional and Financial Services sector is so slow on the uptake of apprenticeships.
  • Worcestershire LEP is opening the doors to 5,000 young people, employers and education providers at it Skills Show to help bring the world of work to life for young people.