Support everyone to develop their skills, helping them access great jobs and live fulfilling lives.
The pandemic has not only increased unemployment, it has also changed the way that businesses operate. While sectors such as retail and hospitality have seen reduced demand, many of our businesses are planning growth and will create new jobs over the next few years. In addition, an increased reliance on digital processes and delivery has accelerated demand for new skills.
2,780 new jobs predicted in Plymouth’s Health sector by 2022
68% of employees change jobs because of lack of learning and development
9 out of 10 employees want their employers to offer more training to develop skills
What you can do
Join the Employer Hub of the Skills Launchpad and provide future Labour Market Information so that future employees are upskilling now to meet your needs.
Support practical, vocational routes to career entry and progression that start with meaningful, paid placements and include apprenticeships.
Participate in a network of businesses that works together to increase skills, enable career progression and increase average wages in your sector through cross-sector training programmes and a thriving jobs market.
How we'll support businesses
Our skills task group of delivery and support partners, working with DWP will use information from local businesses to ensure a localised skills response.
A skills demand survey will periodically engage with our businesses, including the Plymouth Charter signatories to capture the challenges and skills required so we can match with the right supply of skills.
Skills Launchpad Plymouth offers a one-stop-shop skills service for local people to equip themselves with the skills and confidence that they will need to enter into and progress in work, whilst ensuring employers have the people they need with the right skills for growth, together playing a part in the city’s future.
Measure your progress
No. of employees who have had personal development training/appraisal in the last year, excluding compliance. training.
No. of training opportunities on contract (BTEC, City & Guilds, NVQ, HNC) that have either been completed during the year, or that will be supported by the organisation to completion in the following years - Level 2,3, or 4+.
No. of apprenticeships on the contract that have either been completed during the year, or that will be supported by the organisation to completion in the following years - Level 2,3, or 4+.
No of graduate positions on the contract that have either been completed during the year, or that will be supported by the organisation to completion in the following years.
No of traineeships, kickstarters placements or work experience days for people looking to enter into or returning back into the workplace.