London Careers Hubs £6.9m ESF/CEC Funding Opportunity

This programme will establish four London Careers Hubs, one in each sub-regional partnership area. We are seeking providers to deliver the below projects; Central Project: £2,098,150    South Project: £1,226,900   West Project: £1,616,480   East Project: £2,039,900   Each Careers Hub will build on the work of the London Enterprise Adviser Network (LEAN) in that area and […]

What will unemployment in London look like in the future and how will this differ among different sub groups of London residents?

Unemployment in London

London Councils commissioned Volterra to forecast what unemployment in London look like in the future and how will this differ among different sub-groups of Londoners and different areas of London (boroughs and sub-regions). Volterra produced forecasts for two time periods – to April 2021 and to September 2022. Key findings included:  The LFS unemployment rate in London (based […]

London: Higher Level Skills £5m ESF Funding Opportunity

ESF Funding Opportunity

Each £2.5m grant is funded by European Social Funds (ESF). They will help Londoners move into higher-level skilled training, qualifications and jobs. There’s a focus on supporting BAME people and those in low paid work without a Level 4, or above, qualification.  These projects contribute to the Mayor’s recovery plans by providing targeted skills development […]

Consultation opens for new Skills & Employment Knowledge Hub

London and the UK are experiencing a serious skills-to-jobs mismatch, and the gap is getting wider. In the last year, nearly 90% of UK employers struggled to recruit staff with the right skills*. London in particular faces a rapidly ageing population, EU workers leaving – or not coming – and barriers to learning and employment […]