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Helping Kirklees businesses connect with education and training to recruit and develop their teams

Helping Kirklees businesses connect with education and training to recruit and develop their teams
Sam Melton
Sam Melton
Business Partnership Adviser (Kirklees)
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP)

I am the Business Partnership Adviser supporting businesses in the Kirklees area.  I work as part of a wider team of Business Advisers that support businesses accross West and North Yorkshire.



Do you need to address skills gaps within your business to ensure you have a strong, diverse, future-proofed workforce?



Would you like to access talented students and graduates from local colleges and universities to help your business grow?



Are you interested in taking on an intern, offering a work placement or involving an undergraduate student in a business project?



By working with me or one of my colleagues in the Skills for Growth team, your business will have access to free one-to-one, impartial support. We can




  • 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



Collaborating with education providers is good for business for several reasons. By engaging with education, businesses can:




  • Take on an enthusiastic individual to bring energy and new ideas to the business

  • Make use of flexible working arrangements, such as short-term placements or one-off projects

  • Raise awareness of your industry and what skills are needed to succeed

  • Shape your future workforce and improve staff retention by working with individuals at the start of their careers



Support through Skills for Growth is available to any business based in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.



We can support businesses and organisations in all sectors at any stage.



LCR Skills for Growth is part-funded by European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

 
Sam Melton
Sam Melton
Business Partnership Adviser (Kirklees)
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP)
 
I am a Business Partnership Adviser covering the Kirklees area. I help support SME's to navigate and engage with education via universities, colleges and schools to develop and strengthen their talent pipeline and workforce. I work as part of a team of Business Partnership Advisers covering West and North Yorkshire to help address skills gaps within your business to ensure you have a strong, diverse, future-proofed workforce through accessing talented students to help your business grow. Working with the your local Business Partnership Adviser your business will have access to free one-to-one, impartial support to guide you through the process of engaging with the right people at local universities and colleges to secure student talent on a flexible basis be it short or longer term. A new, fresh pair of eyes can bring an exciting, creative advantage to your business and assist with upcoming live projects. I can also help signpost and make introductions to business, training, grant and networking support in Kirklees and the wider Leeds City Region network. I am able to support B2B, B2C and not for profit organisations.