In this prospectus, you will find information about the many digital and creative education and training courses available to both individuals and businesses.
Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a curious learner or a forward-thinking organisation seeking professional development opportunities to attract or retain top talent, or to increase adaptability to new technologies and trends. Individuals and businesses can stay ahead of the competition and develop new products and services. This prospectus will unveil a world of exciting possibilities, empowering you to unlock your potential and seize the opportunities that await in Hull and East Yorkshire.
The Humber Local Digital Skills Partnership’s Digital Framework provides a comprehensive outlook on Hull and East Yorkshire’s digital ecosystem and a strategic framework around which all stakeholders in the region can align in order to capitalise on the genuine opportunities for economic growth and community development for the residents of Hull and East Yorkshire.
Developed by the Humber Local Digital Skills Partnership, in partnership with the Hull and East Yorkshire Strategic Development Fund 2 Partnership, it is built on input from multiple sections of our community, including the public, private, voluntary and community sectors, education and training providers and young people themselves.
The framework covers a diverse range of issues, including digital skills, business support, connectivity, infrastructure, innovation, public service transformation and delivery, the use of digital technologies in industrial transformation and net zero.
Across the green industries there are a range of industry-specific and generic skills that are
growing in demand and will be crucial to achieving the transition to a net zero economy.
In collaboration with the HEY SDF partnership the HEY LEP commissioned an update to the “Green Jobs and Skills Analysis” previously published in 2022.
The new report contains updated data, policy analysis, labour market intelligence and provision insight into the net zero agenda.
In 2020 the former Humber LEP undertook a Digital Skills Analysis to inform the work of the Humber Local Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP). The LDSP is a cross-sector collaboration, initiated by the LEP, to tackle local digital skills gaps, bringing together regional stakeholders to design, develop and deliver innovative digital skills programmes that support digital inclusion and upskill the workforce. The previous study was undertaken in a pre-COVID environment and given the way in which the pandemic has changed the demand and supply of digital skills, the LEP commissioned ekosgen to update the evidence base.
This updated Digital Skills Analysis study aims to support the LDSP, the HEY Local Skills Improvement Plan, providers and employers to respond effectively to Hull and East Yorkshire’s digital skills priorities. It considers the digital skills needs, opportunities and challenges as identified by a high level literature review which considers the disruption and driver of COVID on digital skills, data analysis and implications arising for policy.
Little Lion Research was commissioned by the HEY LEP to conduct research detailing how the HEY region can increase the take-up of technical education and apprenticeships.
The conclusions and recommendations made in this report are designed to assist the HEY LEP’s Employment and Skills Board in understanding current and future skills needs in the region.
Key issues for the HEY LEP and stakeholders to consider addressing that are identified in the research include:
Boosting female participation rates
Increasing knowledge of T Levels
Supporting disadvantaged learners into technical education
Raising qualification levels achieved by learners from Level 2/3 to Level 4+
Addressing information gaps about technical education between employers, schools/colleges, training providers and learners/parents
Considering what funding support may be available to help encourage learner take-up
The Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP) and Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce jointly undertook an employer skills survey to better understand the skills needs of local businesses based in Kingston upon Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Findings from the survey informed the development of the HEY Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) and will also guide the work of the HEY LEP’s Employment and Skills Board (ESB).
In 2021, the HEY LEP commissioned independent research into the impact of COVID-19 on the HEY and Humber region.
This “State of the Economy” report is a follow-up report providing an update of all available data as of March 2023 and reflects the changes in policies and measures that have been announced since the previous version.
Data used in the report include ONS, Gazette (Insolvency data), Google Mobility, NatWest PMI and various surveys conducted by LEP partners. Where local authority data is unavailable, national datasets and surveys have been applied to the regional level to provide estimates
The HEY region is facing dynamic development within the decarbonisation and Net Zero agenda. The Government is prioritising and investing heavily in Zero Carbon, Net Zero and the ‘Green Recovery’ and investment across many sectors will further transform the area and create significant new jobs with the Humber’s offshore wind workforce forecast to grow from the current levels of 2k people to c10k people by 2026. Offshore is just one element of the Net Zero agenda and many jobs will be in those technical broader disciplines in addition to general careers needed to support this work.
In order to fully understand this opportunity and position the HEY region to capitalise fully, the LEP has commissioned a piece of independent research that will use the existing published reports, analysis and the LEP’s Local Skills Report (LSR) to forecast the skills needed to enable the region to reach its ambitious Net Zero targets.
In addition to drawing on existing resources the work engaged with stakeholders and employers to gauge their views which have been incorporated into the report.
The report includes an analysis of labour market supply and demand, the types of training needed and reflects on what is already being delivered in the HEY region, including forecasts of levels of training from Level 2 to Higher Education.
The impact of COVID-19 is vast and has impacted on communities and the economy in equal measure.
In order to support the economic recovery of the HEY region, the LEP commissioned independent research into the impact of COVID-19 on the HEY and Humber region.
This follow-up report to a similar exercise carried out in 2020 provides an update of all available data as of October 2021 and reflects the changes in policies and measures that have been announced since the summer.
Data used in the report include ONS, Gazette (Insolvency data), Google Mobility, NatWest PMI and various surveys conducted by LEP partners. Where local authority data is unavailable, national datasets and surveys have been applied to the regional level to provide estimates.