Cumbria Chamberof Commercenetworking policy & member business& events representation services support Suzanne Caldwell Head of Communications & Business ServicesThe Ultimate Business Network
Cumbria Chamberof Commercenetworking policy & member business& events representation services supportAim to help businesses reach their potential through: networking and events policy & representation member services business support Offices in Carlisle, Kendal, Barrow & WhitehavenThe Ultimate Business Network
Cumbria Chamberof Commercenetworking policy & member business& events representation services support • 1,400 members – all sizes and sectors countywide • 14,000 opted in email business contacts • Events around the county almost every week of the year • Business support contracts • Made in Cumbria • Profiting through Skills • Cumbria Local Enterprise PartnershipThe Ultimate Business Network
Cumbria Chamberof Commercenetworking policy & member business& events representation services support Finding out about skills needs: •Skills surveys and wider ranging •Employer meetings •Employment & Skills Board/Cumbria LEP •Work with schools, academies, colleges, etc. •Business support/training projectsThe Ultimate Business Network
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Cumbria Chamberof Commercenetworking policy & member business& events representation services supportBusinesses in general support finding people with the right skills easier than it was:•82% of manufacturing businesses attempted to take on staff in last 3 months and42% looking to increase workforce – most had no difficulty recruiting•29% of service businesses attempted to take on staff in last 3 months and 10%looking to increase workforce – one-third of those looking to take onexperienced problemsThe Ultimate Business Network
Cumbria Chamberof Commercenetworking policy & member business& events representation services supportMembers getting involved with providers/educational establishments:•Our membership includes these•Work together to develop apprenticeship programmes and other training•Input to LEP activity•Employer meetings/LEAG action plan•Engagement in research•Working with educational establishments – interview practice, curriculumdevelopment, works experience, enterprise activities, careers days, etc.The Ultimate Business Network
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Skills for EnterpriseIggesund Paperboard(Workington) LimitedJonny Lowe
What’s he going talk about? What are the skills required in Industry The “Bread and Butter” training Attitudes and behaviours The “Hard to find” The future
Within one site… Advanced Manufacturing Specialist Engineering Farming/Silviculture Power/Energy Production Research and Development
Technical PaperScienceProduction OperationsProduction DevelopmentPulp refiningPaper/board FormingDecline in paperindustry90s/00s……self sufficiency
Engineering Mechanical Electrical Automation Control Systems
The “Bread and Butter” “Excellent practical training – better prepared practicalyoung engineers than Apprenticeships in other countries Mechanical and Electrical/Instrumentation including our own ONC systems” HNC Jan Svensson BEng (Ord)Head of Engineering BEng (Hons) … …
Attitudes and Behaviours……the vital extra Positive “Will do” Personal Development Ambition Embracing Change not fighting it Suggesting ideas Expectations of Leaders
The hard to find…Automation Engineers – Control systemsEnergy optimisation and efficiencyScience Graduates
The future - Carbon dioxide emissions Site CO2 emissions Renewables 1200 Mill efficiency 1000 PM rebuild 800 Effinciency Biomass CHP 600 kg/T Biomass energy 400 To grid Energy Wind, gas, 200 District heating optimisation 0 -200 2010 2011 2013 2013 + biopower into grid pot ential Power generation Fossil fuel CO2 removed 250000 200000 CO2 / T 150000 100000 50000 0 2010 2011 2013 2013 + potential biopow er into grid
Work Experience:Retaining Talent In Cumbria Richard Miller Partner & Head of Agribusiness 9 December 2011 Skills for Enterprise, Energus, Lillyhall, Workington, Cumbria
My Timeline...Education 1999 - Secondary Education: Nelson Thomlinson School 2001 – 2004 - Law Degree: University of Newcastle upon Tyne 2004 – 2005 - Post Graduate: Legal Practitioners CourseEmployment: Burnetts Solicitors August 2005 – commenced 2 year training contract August 2007 – qualified solicitor January 2008 – promoted to Associate & Head of Agribusiness January 2011 – promoted to Partner
Work Experience - My Story 2000 – interview and first work experience placement (1 week) 2001 – second year placement (1 week) 2002 – 2004 - summer placements (1 month - paid) 2005 – sponsorship towards LPC course fees
What did Burnetts gain? The opportunity to capture young local talent – stopping the brain drain towards the North East and elsewhere Established a system with the potential to provide a constant supply of quality lawyers Potential recruits with a genuine commitment to Cumbria meaning a greater chance of return on their investment An extended interview process Low cost paralegal work
What did I gain? A key insight into a career thus being able to make sure it was the right path for me Hit the ground running – gained knowledge about the firm and a career in law Dispelled degree myths – not Kavanagh QC! Work experience – paid! Opportunity to participate in a wide range of legal fields thus being in a position to make an informed decision
The Present Building on the initial confidence gained from the scheme that has been key to my progression – “the problem with Richard Miller is...” Opportunity to take key roles in significant multi million pound transactions without leaving the County Work/Life balance – quality of life in Cumbria with friends and family for support Being able to establish myself within a community over short period of time with interlinked circles of key contacts
Conclusion Work experience provides benefits for your business as well as the individual Establishes closer links between you and local education institutions Helps to counter the brain drain outside of Cumbria Ensures that young prospective employees are “work-ready” before their employment begins Given the success since it’s start over a decade ago, the scheme continues to date with a number of key solicitors within the firm having originated from this project
Contact Richard Miller firstname.lastname@example.org DDL: 01228 552296 Mobile: 07584341979Moor Row • Carlisle • Newcastle www.burnetts.co.uk
Founded by Tony O’Pray in 1995, TIS Cumbria Limited initially provided chemical companies and West Cumbrian fabrication shops with inspection and NDT services. Complimenting site inspection work, the company expanded into ultrasonic testing and industrial radiography, acquiring specialist industrial units and equipment.
TIS Cumbria Ltd has a strong commitment to training and development ‐ it is core to our ethos and is why we have a young, dynamic workforce eager to learn and consistently deliver a high quality product.
The CNC Pipebender is capable of bending up to 4” pipe.
SAM FORRESTER joined the TIS team in 2009 when he started his four‐year training programme.On a week‐by‐week basis I can be developing pipe welding techniques, using the orbital machine, or busy in machine shop. It’s pretty varied but it keeps the job interesting.“It does feel great to have all these good skills under my belt though – they will see me right through my career. But it has been thanks to the team at TIS that I have done so well.
BRYONY TOWERS started her training with TIS Cumbria in September 2009 “I have trained in all sorts from welding, the Skills Olympics scheme, an NVQ Level 3 in welding and now I’m on to Computer Numerate Control (CNC) machining,”
David Pearce and Simon Bragg were the UK’s youngest qualified NDT Technicians.
Jack Taylor started with TIS in September 2011 and is training to be a Design Engineer.
Year 10 pupils from Netherhall School visited on the 13/06/2011 to get an insight into engineering.
October 2010 saw the Britain’s Energy Coast Cluster Award for people and skills development awarded to TIS Cumbria Ltd. In presenting the award, TIS also received a commendation for having the most excellent application in the competition…..
A team of representatives from TIS Cumbria Ltd returned from London after attending the UK Finals of the National Training Awards – where they won the Overall Small Employer category.
Education and Skills AreasEngineering and Construction•Nuclear related education•Engineering, construction and renewable resourcesManagement and Leadership•Health and Safety•Business and Leadership programmes bespoke to west Cumbriaeconomy and nuclear related supply chain•Project and Programme management•Logistics and transportation of hazardous wasteHealth related technology transfer•Radiological protection and health/medical physics•Medical imaging sciences•Incorporation of health technology industries
Be enterprising• In an area of study• values and positive behaviours• with tutorial and personal development• Enhancements to programmes• engaged in enrichment,• MyStars recognition,• encouraged to develop full potential
Create Enterprises• Business and Accounting• Hair and Beauty• Construction and Engineering• Hospitality and Catering• Renewables• Early years• Art and design• Young Enterprise• MyStars
Perform in enterprises• Work readiness• Initiative• Teams and teamworking• Communicating• Numbers, IT and technology
University of Cumbria Ian Sinker Head of External RelationsSkills for Enterprise, Energus 9th December, 2011
The benefits of HE LearnersAccording to Directgov UK:•Higher education benefits you in a number of ways.•University or college lets you experience a rich cultural and social scene,meeting a variety of people while studying something you love•On average, graduates tend to earn substantially more than people with Alevels who did not go to university. Projected over a working lifetime, thedifference is something like £100,000 before tax at today’s valuation
The benefits of HE Learners• Higher education develops qualities that are valued by employers, such as problem-solving and communication skills. Doing a higher education course could give you an edge in the job market: forecasts predict that half of positions that become vacant between 2004 and 2020 will be in areas of work most likely to demand graduates• Many employers target graduates in their recruitment campaigns.
The benefits of HE EmployersAccording to Union Learn:•Increase profitability•Improve quality of work•Fill skill shortages and gaps•Meet customer demand for high-quality products or services•Increase staff loyalty, commitment and retention•Gain better corporate image as an employer, and in the community•Be perceived as excellent in training and development by shareholders,analysts and potential employees
The benefits of HE Employers• Reduce staff turnover and recruitment costs• Boost employee morale/attitude to work• Reduce absenteeism• Employees develop lifelong learning attitudes• Improve effectiveness of supervisory staff• Improve staff understanding of and commitment to organisational culture• Implement new legislation/technology• Identify and use talent, rather than lose it• Employees introduce new approaches and ideas
Why a University in Cumbria?By 20017-•Participation in HE in Cumbria by young peopleaveraged 28%•In 31 wards (Carlisle, Barrow andWorkington/Whitehaven) participation was below16%•More than 2500 18 year olds with level 3qualifications did not progress directly to HE (2004figures)(Based on POLAR Data, Hefce)
Why a University in Cumbria?• Progression opportunities were not available, or restricted in choice, for those achieving level 3, particularly where they were studying vocational qualifications.• Raising (or broadening?) aspirations and attainment was fundamental• So was offering a wider choice of locally available HE opportunities.
Why a University in Cumbria?Key purpose-Addressing the Physical and PsychologicalBarriers to Access to Higher Education for:•Students•Parents and influencers•Employers
Initial Proposal for a New University of CumbriaReport by Sir Martin Harris (21-9-2005)I propose that a decision is taken, ideally by December 2005, to create aUniversity of Cumbria, either from 1 August 2007 or one year laterThe principal purpose of the new university, especially in its distributedform, would be to improve opportunities for Cumbrian residents, whetherschool leavers or older, and for Cumbrian employers in both the privateand public sectors.
Initial Proposal for a New University of CumbriaIt is particularly important that vocational progression routes aresecured, as there is a strong need for county-wide higher leveleducational opportunities to support the changing basis of industries andbusinesses in Cumbria.The distances that learners need to travel to study mean that work-based learning, or local provision to support those in work and aspiringto increase or change their skills level, need to be more widely available.The network should we widely cast, and include all those institutionswhich can contribute to the benefit of Cumbrian students.
Our historyWe’re new, but with a long history!The university was formed in 2007 but its foundations go back to• Charlotte Mason College (1896) which trained teachers,• Cumbria Institute of the Arts (1822),• St Martins College (1964).
Where are we?Campuses and locations in:• Ambleside• Barrow-in-Furness• Carlisle• Lancaster• London• Penrith• WorkingtonAnd in partnership with Colleges andother providers in Cumbria and beyond
Corporate StrategyThe University’s “Mission”:Is to provide and promote excellent andaccessible higher education whichenhances the lives of individuals andfosters the development of thecommunities to which we belong.In so doing, the University will embracefour guiding themes: sustainability;creativity; employability and enterprise.
The Cumbria Experience •Special Geography• Sustainability •Small, friendly campuses• Creativity •Linked through leading edge technology• Employability •Flexible programmes to facilitate• Enterprise access •Academic portfolio based on institutional strengths and regional needs •Institutional values that reflect our roots
Areas of Expertise• Education• Health & Wellbeing• Arts, Business and Science
Key facts about UOC• Around 1200 staff• Approximately 12000 students – 75% over 21yrs – 33% part-time – 300 distance learning• Over 90% graduates in employment 6 months after graduating• 2011 OFSTED: Graded as good with outstanding features• 2011 QAA: awarded highest level of approval
Examples of UoC work in West Cumbria• Energy Coast Campus• Learning Gateway West- Multi purpose and use• Widening Participation Work• Working with Lakes College• Lead Programme• Unite with Business & Business Placements Service (Approx 30% of these SMEs are located in the West Coast region• Fd Sc Degree Radiation Protection• B Eng (Hons) Sustainable Energy Technology