Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 14 May

First published in Worcester News 30.04.2021

This week I am absolutely delighted to say that the Worcestershire Jobs website has been a great success.

In the first three weeks from launch, more than 1,000 people applied for jobs via the website. This is a really pleasing number and demonstrates just how much the website was a necessity for job seekers in the county.

For those unaware, Worcestershire Jobs is a website that Worcestershire LEP and our colleagues at Worcestershire County Council developed together. It collates Worcestershire-based jobs, training opportunities, apprenticeships, and further educational courses all in one place. I’m extremely pleased it’s been a success and am looking forward to seeing it going from strength to strength. Visit the website.

Another great resource that has been developed in collaboration with Worcestershire County Council is the Midlife MOT website. This website is for employers and employees and has lots of information and resources about how you can manage your health, finances, and career plans. It’s important for employers to support and care for staff, and this resource is there to support them with engaging with their middle aged workforce.

Ben Mannion, Chair of the Worcestershire Future Skills Board explains the benefits of the website in this intro video which I would recommend readers to watch.

I also have some fantastic news from BetaDen. The team have appointed its first Entrepreneur in Residence, DronePrep. The company has lived the BetaDen journey, having benefited from the accelerator previously. DronePrep will work with BetaDen cohort members and offer guidance and support on their journey’s. DronePrep has recently secured $25,000 sponsorship from the Microsoft for Startups Programme and has been part of Royal Mail’s first ever UK drone parcel delivery trials.

It is great that BetaDen are able to offer residence to this great company and even better that they have lived and breathed the challenges and the journey. Find out more about BetaDen.