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Skills for Businesses

Last updated 11 August 2023
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Skills for Businesses

Enterprise M3 LEP understands that people are the greatest asset in every business and often their most important investment.

EM3 has a highly skilled team dedicated to helping businesses gain the knowledge and make the connections needed to access the people, skills and training facilities for their business to succeed.

EM3 has directly invested in a number of skills projects which can be found here.

Our help for businesses and employers in navigating a complex recruitment, skills and training landscape is multi-layered, and we hope that every business and employer in our region will find part or the whole of our offer valuable.

For businesses keen to know the latest information on the health of the regional economy and labour market, EM3 produces up to date information every two months. Click here for an easy to access lowdown on the economy including which sectors are recruiting staff and which are not.

You can find our action plan for recovery and renewal of our economy here and our Skills Action Plan here which includes our ambitions for transforming the availability of skills needed by employers.  

Our Skills Advisory Panel brings together employers and trainers, including colleges and universities. We regularly invite employers to speak at these meetings. The SAP is chaired by Barney Ely, a member of the LEP board and Managing Director of Hays Recruitment South East. For more information on the role and membership of the SAP click here.

Do you need support with training or skills?

The EM3 Growth Hub offers a free one stop shop for business support, including dedicated advisors and a referrals service to external training providers. You can get more information by calling 01483 478098.

The EM3 Apprenticeship and Skills Hub offers impartial advice at no cost to employers of any size on apprenticeship and skills training. If you are looking to become an apprentice, you can also contact the Hub.

For businesses who are interested in inspiring future generations to join their industry, the EM3 Careers and Enterprise Company introduces employers to schools and colleges. Suzanne Dixon manages this service, her details are at the top right of this page.

EM3 LEP brings colleges, universities and employers together to facilitate collaborative relationships which benefits businesses, education providers and learners alike.  

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