31 Oct 2017 | Category: ESIF

£1.9million ESF Open Calls

There are two £1.9million ESF Open Calls in the Leicester and Leicestershire area which require match funding.

INVESTMENT PRIORITY 2.1 – Business Leadership and Management Training – Skills Needs and Workforce Planning

Ensuring the workforce has the right skills to support current and future growth of SMEs across Leicester and Leicestershire is a key priority, especially where it considerably improves the productivity of local businesses and generates more inclusive employment practices.  The activity will support business leaders and managers to effectively plan the skills, recruitment and retention needs of their business, improve the productivity of their workforce and ensures their future workforce needs can be met in times of low unemployment, including through adopting more inclusive recruitment practices. Click here for more information. 

INVESTMENT PRIORITY 2.1 – Skills for Sector Led Growth

Developing the workforce skills of businesses in key growth sectors is a priority for the Strategic Economic Plan.  There have been a number of current and planned investments made in the skills infrastructure to support sector growth in Leicester and Leicestershire and LLEP are keen to ensure this activity is enhanced through providing opportunities for all employers across our key sectors to develop the skills of their workforce.  Our key sectors are under review and presently include the following, but this list is not exhaustive and as well as sectors that help drive GVA growth there are sectors such as retail and constructions which play a key economic role:

  • Advanced manufacturing and engineering
  • Creative industries
  • Health and Social Care
  • Food and drink
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Low carbon
  • Professional and financial services
  • Sport and Physical Activity
  • Textiles (provision in advance of a potential physical Textiles Hub would be welcome)
  • Tourism and hospitality

Click here for more information. 

Please note both calls will close on 10/01/2018

For more information, please contact: admin@llep.org.uk

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