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Solent LEP on the hunt for new Skills Advisory Panel Members

09 September 2019

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is recruiting for business leaders and representatives of other key organisations to join its new Skills Advisory Panel, including a Private Sector Deputy Chair.

Bringing local employers, skills providers and other key stakeholders together, the panel will help to enhance the Solent LEPs understanding and ability to address key local skills challenges, ensuring the Solent has a workforce fit for the future.

The Solent LEP board plays an integral role in providing the leadership and setting the strategy for the area. To support the delivery of this ambition, the LEP is establishing a Skills Advisory Panel to bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour market needs, in particular working together to understand and address key local challenges.

The LEP is looking to recruit a broad range of expertise across key industries and has positions available for a number of private sector leaders from both large and small businesses. The LEP is particularly keen to hear from individuals with expertise in marine and maritime, the visitor economy, high technology manufacturing, including aerospace, transportation and logistics, construction and digital and creative.

Alongside the opportunity for local business leaders to join the Skills Advisory Panel, the LEP are also very keen to receive applications from private sector training providers, the voluntary and community sector and other organisations providing support to pre-16 year olds.

Rachael Randall, Solent LEP Board Lead for Skills said:

“Skills are at the very heart of the Solent LEP’s ambition for growth and prosperity and we have already invested more than £30m to enhance employer-led skills provision across the area. The new Skills Advisory Panel will play a critical role in ensuring that we can build on this progress moving forward through the development of a new skills strategy for the area and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with our businesses and other partners on the Panel.”

Applications will close at 23:59 on Friday 27 September 2019.

Further information and a recruitment pack can be found here.