Programme
 

Skills for Growth

Skills for Growth
Khalil Kirkwood
Khalil Kirkwood
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Skills for Growth

What's it all about:
We connect small and medium sized business owners to local schools, colleges and universities. In doing so we help businesses to build talent pipelines, increase productivity and close skills gaps.

Which businesses are eligible? Any small or medium sized business based in West Yorkshire, Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York

How much does this all cost? It’s free! Skills for Growth is part-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. Our aim is solely to help local business grow, and young talent thrive.


Five reasons your business could benefit from engaging with Skills for Growth:

To increase productivity and growth: By strengthening the connection between education and the specific needs of your business, you can take on a skilled workforce contributing to the expansion of your business.

To embrace diversity and inclusion: An opportunity to engage with young people from different backgrounds who may not have considered a job in your sector before.

To future-proof your workforce: Early engagement with young people can help increase awareness of your business and sector, helping you to attract future talent and develop a long-term talent pipeline.

To save money: Developing the young talent that you need to grow, rather than paying for expensive recruitment fees.

To generate new business opportunities: Social responsibility and business engagement in local communities is viewed favourably by potential clients and can help you build stronger relationships and attract new suppliers, customers and clients.

Book a discovery call with Khalil to find out more.
 
Khalil Kirkwood
Khalil Kirkwood
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
 
By working with the Skills for Growth team, your business will have access to free one-to-one, impartial support from a Business Partnership Adviser. Wecan: - Help you to identify skills gaps within your business and provide bespoke solutions - Create partnerships between your business and education providers so you can access talented graduates with relevant qualifications - Explore how your business could offer internships and industrial placements to help strengthen your talent pipeline I work with businesses covering the Leeds region although my team cover all regions within West Yorkshire as well as Harrogate & York.
 

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