LLEP Priorities     14th November 2012     Caroline BoucherEconomic Intelligence Manager
Contents• Role of LLEP• Economic Growth Plan Priorities• Skills Needs Assessments Early Findings
Role of LLEPTo lead economic growth in Leicester &Leicestershire by:Engaging with businesses, localauthorities, voluntary ...
AmbitionBy 2020 we will:• Create 25,000 private sector jobs• Attract £2b private sector investment• Increase GVA by £4b to...
Strategic Objectives                 Match skills supply with demand    Increase availability of employment land and infra...
Economic Priorities                                         Match skills supply with demandImprove engagement between empl...
Match skills supply with demandEmployment & Skills Task & Finish Group – sub-group ofLLEP Board oversees activities.• Skil...
Addressing WorklessnessLLEP role is around employer engagement, influencingpartnerships, funding, providing labour market ...
Labour Market Changes• Significant uncertainty about national economy• Local economy is performing quite well• Slow job gr...
Predicted Job Openings to 2020             LLEP Area, by OccupationOccupation Growth                                      ...
Predicted Job Openings to 2020                LLEP Area, top sectorsSector Growth                                         ...
Overview of Labour Mismatch• LLEP area has relatively high number of unfilled JCP  vacancies.• Highest notified vacancies ...
Overview of Labour Mismatch• From LLEP Business Survey, 1,000 businesses, 2012• 64% had recruited in last 12 months, 27% h...
Employability SkillsMany employers still report problems with basicemployability skills• Self Management   • Attitude and ...
Workplace Skills Priorities• Management/supervisory skills• Progression opportunities• Multi-skilling of existing workforc...
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LLEP and Economic Growth

  1. 1. LLEP Priorities 14th November 2012 Caroline BoucherEconomic Intelligence Manager
  2. 2. Contents• Role of LLEP• Economic Growth Plan Priorities• Skills Needs Assessments Early Findings
  3. 3. Role of LLEPTo lead economic growth in Leicester &Leicestershire by:Engaging with businesses, localauthorities, voluntary sector, HE and FEInfluencing national Government economic policyand spend, including national contractsFacilitating local partnership working and relationswith national GovernmentInvesting LLEP funding and partner resources toachieve economic growth
  4. 4. AmbitionBy 2020 we will:• Create 25,000 private sector jobs• Attract £2b private sector investment• Increase GVA by £4b to £23b
  5. 5. Strategic Objectives Match skills supply with demand Increase availability of employment land and infrastructure Support enterprise growth and investment Match available capital to enterprise growth
  6. 6. Economic Priorities Match skills supply with demandImprove engagement between employers and training providersIncrease number and flexibility of work placements, apprenticeships and internshipsImprove careers advice in schools, FE and HEAddress worklessness by raising ambition and employability skills Increase availability of employment land and infrastructureIncrease the availability of fit for purpose high quality employment land and premisesEnsure transport infrastructure supports future economic growthPromote the need for high quality digital infrastructureIncrease the provision of a range of quality housing to support economic growth Support enterprise growth and investmentProvide effective business support to assist enterprises to start and growSupport innovation and technologies for new processes and product developmentAttract foreign and domestic inward investmentSimplify business regulation through the Better Business for All ProjectSupport local SMEs to procure public and private sector contracts Match available capital to enterprise growthSecure European and national Government fundingImprove access to capital finance for SMEsInvest LLEP resources to support economic growthUtilise public sector assets for economic growth
  7. 7. Match skills supply with demandEmployment & Skills Task & Finish Group – sub-group ofLLEP Board oversees activities.• Skills Demand Plan – work has started on LLEP wide skills needs assessments (also MIRA Skills Plan)• Embedding training and apprenticeship opportunities into key physical developments and into local authorities• Increasing work experience placements for young people and promoting volunteering• Improving access to careers advice in schools, FE and HE
  8. 8. Addressing WorklessnessLLEP role is around employer engagement, influencingpartnerships, funding, providing labour market information.• Encourage local employers to support the Work Programme, Youth Contract, Apprenticeships and other national programmes• Work in partnership with the National Careers Service to promote take up of advice• Supporting programmes such as: • Leicester City’s ‘Leicester to Work’ initiative • Troubled families programmes • Big Lottery Talent Match programme
  9. 9. Labour Market Changes• Significant uncertainty about national economy• Local economy is performing quite well• Slow job growth predicted over next 10 years with slow fall in unemployment• Most job growth expected in private service sector• Most job growth in higher skilled occupations• Greater decline in lower skilled occupations, but will remain significant feature of local labour market• Demand for formal qualifications likely to increase• Employer demand for multi-skilling likely to increase• Need to focus on employability skills
  10. 10. Predicted Job Openings to 2020 LLEP Area, by OccupationOccupation Growth Number of job openingsProfessional occupations (especially science & technology) 44,000Managers and professional administrators 30,000Associate professional and technical 27,000Care, leisure, personal services (nearly all growth in care) 26,000Administrative and secretarial 19,000Elementary occupations 19,000Skilled trade occupations (especially skilled electrical & metal) 18,000Sales and customer services 17,000Process, plant and machine operatives 12,000Source: UKCES Data, IER/Cambridge Econometrics ModelNote: Figures include replacement demand and new job openings
  11. 11. Predicted Job Openings to 2020 LLEP Area, top sectorsSector Growth Number of job openingsWholesale and retail 35,000Health and social care 21,000Support Services 20,000Education 19,000Manufacturing – including engineering and food & drink 18,000Professional services 18,000Construction 17,000Transport & storage 12,000Accommodation and food 10,000Source: UKCES Data, IER/Cambridge Econometrics ModelNote: Figures include replacement demand and new job openings
  12. 12. Overview of Labour Mismatch• LLEP area has relatively high number of unfilled JCP vacancies.• Highest notified vacancies in Leicester City in last 3 months were care assistants, call centre workers, sales representatives, drivers.• Highest notified vacancies in Leicestershire were – HGV drivers, care assistants, goods handling/storage, van drivers.• Difficulties for some time in filling care vacancies and some sales/customer service roles.
  13. 13. Overview of Labour Mismatch• From LLEP Business Survey, 1,000 businesses, 2012• 64% had recruited in last 12 months, 27% had difficulty, main reasons: • Lack necessary skills (59%) • Attitude, motivation, personality (50%) • Lack necessary work experience (44%) • Lack required qualifications (36%) • Pay, conditions, location (8%) • 54% of engineering sector businesses had experienced difficulties• 23% of all businesses felt skill shortages having a serious impact on business • 34% manufacturing, 45% engineering
  14. 14. Employability SkillsMany employers still report problems with basicemployability skills• Self Management • Attitude and motivation • Attendance and timekeeping• Thinking & Problem Solving • Willing and helpful • Flexible approach• Working Together & Communicating • Team working • Communication skills • Respect for others
  15. 15. Workplace Skills Priorities• Management/supervisory skills• Progression opportunities• Multi-skilling of existing workforce• Communication skills, customer care, IT skills, team working – skills gaps mentioned by >10% of employers• 11% of businesses mentioned that basic literacy and numeracy skills needed improving• Opportunities for apprenticeships and work experience
  16. 16. Thank you
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