The work of the Employment and Skills Board

Responding to Government consultations – providing a collective view on skills and employment issues for Surrey on inquiries such as T-levels and careers and education information advice and guidance

Working with the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to articulate Surrey skill priorities – the Surrey Employment and Skills Board (ESB) works closely with both Coast to Capital and Enterprise M3 LEPs to balance the needs of Surrey across the two LEP boundaries.

Sourcing funding opportunities to conduct skills initiatives.

Delivering employer-led intelligence on key skills and employment issues, such as the apprenticeship levy.

Focus of Work

Here are a few examples of projects. For more information about the work of the Surrey Employment and Skills Board (ESB) please see our twitter account @surreyesb

Plan for Jobs

An employer-led sub-group established to proactively respond to the government's Plan for Jobs schemes, such as the Skills Accelerator and Kickstart Scheme

Hidden Talent

The project aims to explore best practice and develop local solutions to help Surrey employers effectively support hidden talent (e.g. care leavers, people with disabilities, etc.) into employment.

Solutions to debug the apprenticeship levy

A study to understand the experience of Surrey levy payers and highlight solutions to better maximise the levy for building talent pipelines and developing skills capabilities of existing staff. The finding will be used to influence Government policy and shape new projects with partners.

Strategic steer

The ESB provides steer to Coast to Capital and Enterprise M3 Skills Advisory Panels (SAP).

Recent news and events

Please see our twitter account @surreyesb