Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 29 May

First published in the Worcester News on 29.05.20

This week I’d like to focus on some positive news from the Worcestershire Careers Hub team with 3 new cornerstone employers announced for the programme.

The three new cornerstone employers are DRP Group, Platform Housing Group and QinetiQ. These businesses join the long list of organisations from across the county supporting the Worcestershire Careers Hub in improving careers support and guidance in schools.

Cornerstone employers work alongside the Worcestershire Careers Hub team, the Careers & Enterprise Company, their business contacts and the wider business community to engage and develop the local workforce, give back to the local community and help build a talent pipeline going forward.

I’d like to thank all the organisations supporting schools and colleges across the county and the current list of Worcestershire cornerstone employers; Hewett Recruitment, Ludlow Thompson, Malvern Panalytical, Yamazaki Mazak UK, Southco Manufacturing, The Community Housing Group, Worcester Bosch, Jacobs and Bishop Fleming.

I am very proud to see so many organisations pledging their support to make a difference to the careers education young people receive in the county. The Worcestershire Careers Hub are looking for more support from local organisations of any size, if you’d be interested in helping to make a difference, contact the Worcestershire LEP team by emailing enquiries@wlep.co.uk

Readers can learn more about careers and skills as well as other business news and projects happening around the county in our Making Connections Podcast series, if you haven’t already given them a listen, you can find all the episodes available on the Worcestershire LEP website – www.wlep.co.uk/news/making-connections/

I’d like to finally just quickly remind the business community that as we progress forward through these uncertain times, it is important for businesses to stay updated on the latest guidance and support available. Worcestershire Business Central are here to help local organisations to understand the various support on offer and what they can do to get back to work safely.

I would again encourage any organisations to contact the Worcestershire Business Central team to find out more. – www.business-central.co.uk