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Growth Works with Skills launches new online platform to support employers, learners and workers


Growth Works with Skills launches new online platform to support employers, learners and workers

A new digital talent platform has been launched by Growth Works with Skills to help employers, learners and workers across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Growth Works with Skills is an innovative demand-led skills service connecting learners and employers with opportunities that enable growth.

The online platform will allow employers to post their job and apprenticeship vacancies free of charge and access a detailed database of workers and learners across our region.

Learners and workers can register for the platform, creating an online account, to help them find relevant opportunities based on their experience and skills.

The first phase of the online platform, which be found by visiting www.growthworks.uk/skills will initially focus on the immediate needs of those seeking opportunities and the Growth Works with Skills team are reaching out the local employers to encourage them to add their current vacancies to the site.

Future phases of development of the online platform will include:

  • Expanding the platform to also provide a dedicated careers, skills and employability resource portal, supporting careers leaders, teaching practitioners and young people across Cambridge and Peterborough.
  • Advice on, and access to, educational engagement activities to promote your business and sector, and to support the next generation of learners.
  • Resources to support employers in finding the skills they need, including in utilising apprenticeship levy, taking on apprentices, using apprenticeships to up skill, finding the right training, recruiting the right people.
  • Automated job alerts for candidates and saved searches to keep in touch with any new opportunities

Director of Growth Works with Skills, Gareth Preece said:

“We are excited to be able to launch phase one of the Growth Works with Skills platform.  This marks a significant milestone in our ability to respond to the needs of employers and those effected by the current economic circumstances.

“We are delighted to be able to offer support to individuals looking for work, and employers to help them find the skills they need.

“My team and I look forward to enhancing the offer to schools and training providers as well as additional resources and diagnostic tools for employers.”

Employment and Skills Board Chairman and CEO of NetSupport Al Kingsley said:

“The launch of the new Digital Talent portal is a fantastic step forwards and hugely timely given the challenges so many have faced over recent months.

“One of our key roles is to act as a facilitator and this is a perfect example connecting prospective employees with employers to minimise the time people are out of work and maximise their opportunities working in the region.

“The future plans will further amplify the value of this service with clear pathways straight from school to opportunities in the workplace.”