Humber LEP Newsletter - October 2016
It has been a busy few months for the Humber LEP. So far October has seen the launch of our ‘100 pledges in 100 days’ campaign as well as the Enterprise Support Summit, the first of a number of events planned to bring together local businesses and business support providers.
Our investments through the Humber European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are continuing with the launch of a number of funding opportunities for both our communities and businesses.
We have been contributing to the Area Based Reviews of Post 16 Colleges, working closely with our overlapping LEPs as well as engaging with local SMEs to further understand how Brexit could impact on businesses in the Humber.
With the Autumn Statement on the horizon, we look forward to hearing the outcome of our bid for a further Growth Deal as well as further clarity on the future of our ESIF programme. This busy period is set to continue!
An event held at the Hull Truck theatre, bringing together the partners with local business from the Humber was seen as an outstanding success, with speakers from the local community, Channel 4 television, Youth Employment UK, and a panel of local businesses led by Alan Johnson MP.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is supporting the #ThisAbility campaign in the Humber, a local campaign which is designed to improve employer confidence when supporting or considering recruiting disabled people. The Employment and Skills
Humber Learning Consortium have successfully been awarded the ESF Community Grants Programme 2016-2018 and are pleased to announce the launch of the second round of funding.
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 programme is benefitting from investment through the Humber
Jordan talks about his apprenticeship with the Skills Pledge Employer ‘On Marketing’
‘I’m Jordan, an 18 year old Digital Marketing Apprentice working at ON Marketing based in Scunthorpe. ON Marketing is a rapidly growing full service marketing agency carrying out a broad spectrum of marketing services for regional and national clients.
I originally enrolled into college studying business and IT and soon realised that college wasn’t for me. I didn’t feel challenged in my subjects and working a part time job on
HCUK Training (part of Hull College Group) has been awarded the £6m Humber Skills Support for the Workforce and Redundancy contract. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), and co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency, the project will deliver responsive workplace learning courses across the Humber region and will aim to enhance employee skills and career prospects as well as reducing the risk of long-term unemployment. This investment forms part of the Humber LEP’s European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) introduced The Skills Pledge in 2013, aiming to provide employers with a one stop shop when it comes to supporting their current and future workforce. Since its inception, a total of 373 organisations from across the Humber have supported the campaign which won national acclaim at last years Adult Learners Week awards.
Monday October 3rd marks the launch of a new campaign, with the aim of signing up 100 additional supporters to this already successful
This workshop delivered by the Technical Assistance Partnership on 23 November, 9.00 – 11.30am at East Riding College, Beverley will cover:
Identifying eligible ESF participants
Setting up appropriate monitoring and tracking systems
Developing ESF archive and retention policies
How to ensure compliance with the ESF publicity guidelines
This workshop delivered by the Technical Assistance Partnership on 29 November, 9.00-11.30am at East Riding College, St James Centre, Hull will cover:
•Identifying eligible ESF participants
•Setting up appropriate monitoring and tracking systems
•Developing ESF archive and retention policies
•How to ensure compliance with the ESF publicity guidelines
This event, delivered by the Technical Assistance Partnership, on 02 November 2016, 12.30-4.00pm at The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber, will help organisations with their applications for ESF funding. It is relevant to current applicants, those new to applying or anyone who may be interested in applying for ESF funding in the future.
The next Skills Network meeting is on Tuesday 17th January 2017, 10am – 12pm at Malet Lambert School, James Reckitt Avenue, Hull, HU8 0JD. Booking information will be available from December 2016.