Category: Skills

Greater Birmingham & Solihull organisations urged to access £27 million funding to develop skills base

Posted by lepadmin - September 4, 2017 - Newsroom, Skills

Funds worth £26.8 million on offer to support skills and learning development across Greater Birmingham & Solihull Applications close on 5th October Roadshow to take place in Birmingham to inform attendees about the opportunities to access the European Social Fund (ESF) programme Organisations and providers across Greater Birmingham & Solihull are being advised to take […]

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GBSLEP APPOINTS PROGRAMME DELIVERY DIRECTOR

Posted by lepadmin - November 28, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Economic performance, Enterprise Zone, Inward Investment, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Regional Growth Fund, Skills, Social Enterprise, Strategy For Growth

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP)has signalled its intention to deliver the region’s economic plans by making a high profile appointment. Michael Carr will join the LEP in February as Programme Delivery Director, responsible for ensuring it makes good on the region’s growing opportunities and potential. Mr Carr will take up his […]

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November Job statistics

Posted by lepadmin - November 27, 2014 - Business, City Deal, Economic performance, Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Regional Growth Fund, Skills, Strategy For Growth

Novembers JSA figures continue to fall across the GBSLEP area.  View our JSA Labour Market info-graphic here Figures at the end of November record Improving economic situation and a month-on-month decrease in unemployment, across the GBS LEP area. In January 2014 unemployment stood at 54,297 Latest figures for November 40,595 A drop of 13,702 unemployed […]

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Have a Go at the Skills Show

Posted by lepadmin - November 13, 2014 - Business, Event, Newsroom, People, Place, Skills, Social Enterprise, Uncategorized

National Skills Show encourages people to ‘Have a Go’ with hands on experiences to inspire the next generation One of the Midlands’ key business leaders has been trying his hand at a new skill ahead of the UK’s largest skills and careers event.  Alan Volkaerts, who is board director for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull […]

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Joint Working Protocol with Worcestershire, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEPs

Posted by lepadmin - October 30, 2014 - Better Regulation, Business, Economic performance, Enterprise Zone, Inward Investment, LEP Formation, Newsroom, People, Place, Planning, Skills, Strategy For Growth, Uncategorized

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has entered agreements with two other West Midlands local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) confirming a commitment to work together for increased economic growth for the region. GBS LEP took part in a signing on Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Birmingham,  with chairs from the Stoke & Staffordshire LEP […]

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The Skills Show November 13-15th 2014

Posted by lepadmin - October 27, 2014 - Business, Event, Newsroom, People, Skills, Social Enterprise, Strategy For Growth, Uncategorized

The Skills Show 2014 13 – 15 November at the NEC Birmingham The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event, is helping to shape the future of a new generation. Attracting over 75,000 visitors, the show provides hands-on experiences that inspire young people to explore further education, skills and Apprenticeships. The Skills Show is […]

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NEW HIGH SPEED RAIL COLLEGE SUCCESS FOR BIRMINGHAM

Posted by lepadmin - September 30, 2014 - Enterprise Zone, Newsroom, Place, Skills, Transport

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has today confirmed it has been successful in its bid to establish the National College for High Speed Rail in the city.  This important win underlines Birmingham’s credentials as a centre of excellence for rail engineering and demonstrates how it is best placed and ready for the […]

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Vince Cable Visits Fazely Studios & The Custard Factory

Posted by lepadmin - July 31, 2014 - Creative City Partnership, Newsroom, People, Place, Skills, Uncategorized

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills The Rt Hon Cable MP visited Digbeth on for a tour of Fazeley Studios and the Custard Factory on July 25th with the owner Lucan Gray, and GBSLEP Board Director Anita Bhalla, Chair of the Creative City Partnership. Dr Cable spoke to a number of entrepreneurs about […]

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GBSLEP submits High Speed Rail College proposal

Posted by lepadmin - April 30, 2014 - Newsroom, Skills, Transport

The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has submitted its proposal to Government to base the national High Speed Rail College in Birmingham. The College would become a national centre for skills training for the H2 network and the bid prepared by the partners involved in the GBSLEP bid would seek to create a […]

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Apprenticeship campaign ends with more than 1,000 pledges

Posted by lepadmin - December 16, 2013 - Newsroom, Skills

A campaign aimed at generating interest among employers in Greater Birmingham in accessing apprenticeship grants has finished with more than 1,000 pledges by businesses made in just over three months. The campaign was launched by the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership back in August, working alongside local authorities, Sector Skills Councils, training providers, […]

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