26 Jun 2017
Business Business School
The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is seeking the views of business owners across Merseyside to drive skills improvements and support business growth in the region.
St Helens businesses are encouraged to complete a survey, the results of which will be used to inform future commissioning of skills provision. It will be the Combined Authority’s first and biggest business survey of its kind.
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has been vocal about his ambitions for the Liverpool City Region in terms of creating the right conditions for business and economic growth.
He said: “Our future prosperity as a City Region is ultimately dependent on our ability to develop a well-qualified and highly skilled workforce. This survey will help us to identify where our businesses need support, align investment in skills and training with skill deficits and the needs of our future economy.”
Businesses from across the Liverpool City Region, of all sizes and across all sectors will be invited to have their say on their experience of recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce.
The results of the survey and the final report will be shared across the City Region so that young people, adults seeking employment, parents, teachers and career advisers are aware of the skills and attributes that employers are seeking.
The Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will work to support the drive for business aligned skills and their development within the region.
Asif Hamid MBE, LEP Chair said: “As a large and growing employer in the City Region I know firsthand some of the challenges in attracting, recruiting, developing and retaining talent.
“Through our partners in the Local Growth Hub we engage with thousands of local businesses to enable them to grow and skills are a key factor for them.
“This survey will give us a much greater understanding on precisely what skills interventions are needed by our businesses to realise their growth potential and create more jobs for local people.”