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Higher Education, Skills and Employer Engagement

Introduction

Employer engagement in higher education is mutually beneficial – enriching workforce development; talent pipelines; curriculum developments; and industry insight.  These employer resources provide information on opportunities available, tips on how to progress these, and employer case studies to inspire.

Go Higher West Yorkshire members support the progression of a dynamic graduate population.  Many will seek local work opportunities adding to a diverse community of regional talent. In addition learners will access higher education to upskill and retrain through apprenticeships, short courses and professional education programmes.

GHWY supports collaboration across our membership to maximise opportunities for groups underrepresented within higher education and higher level skill occupations.

 

Latest News

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Resources launched to help autistic university graduates

Resources to help plug the employment gap for autistic university graduates have been launched by the IMAGE Project, which is an EU-funded partnership involving Leeds Beckett University. The evidence-based resources were created using a participatory design...

Opportunity for apprenticeship providers 

GHWY delivered an information session about the apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service to members on 21 January 2021. The service improves access to funding for smaller businesses to support them with apprenticeships. Larger levy paying companies can opt to...

Let’s Talk Real Skills 

Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is a delivery partner for the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges-led, European Social Fund programme Let’s Talk Real Skills. The programme seeks to engage regional SMEs in identifying skill needs,...

Helping to deliver regional skills

Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is a delivery partner for Let’s Talk Real Skills, a West Yorkshire region–wide programme led by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) and funded by the European Social Fund. It aims to...

Partners going higher with Channel 4

Go Higher West Yorkshire’s partners are well prepared to support the growth of a skilled workforce to Channel 4, which recently announced it will be opening its new national HQ in Leeds. The broadcaster will...

Degree Apprenticeships on the rise in West Yorkshire

Partners are gearing up to deliver an increased number of degree apprenticeships across our region. This has been made possible through the highly innovative and fruitful ‘Driving Social Mobility through Degree Apprenticeships’ project. The Go...

Latest Case Studies

Need some inspiration? Find out how other regional employers have benefited from working with higher education.

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Matthew Fletcher, Commercial Director at Global Doors

Matthew Fletcher, Commercial Director  GLOBAL DOORS With over 25 years of experience, Global Doors Ltd are a leading specialised manufacturer of made-to-order sliding wardrobe doors and bedroom systems. We are an ambitious and forward-thinking company,...

Latest Blogs

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UK music: Is it all doom and gloom?

The pandemic has ravaged the music industries, in particular the live sector, the future of which has looked cloudy at best. But now we have light at the end of the tunnel, are there any...

The future world of work

One thing is certain. The world of work of tomorrow will be radically different from today.   When thinking about the future, which direction to head, or even changes to employment, we need to better understand...

Digital transformation in the construction industry

In an industry currently transforming with the use of digital technology, professionals having the relevant skills and technical knowledge is of paramount importance. Although historically the industry has been criticised for its resistance to adopt...

Events and workshops in an age of lockdown

Where do I start? How are you? I hope you are keeping well. Guest speakers, visiting professional talks, workshop presenters, collaborators, supporters and sponsors, I never underestimate the contribution to learning that all our guest...

Growth in apprenticeships: fair or fake?

With Tom Richmond, former advisor to Skills Ministers (Whieldon, 2020), claiming that over £1bn has been wasted on ‘fake apprenticeships’, it seems timely to say something about the growth in apprenticeships at Wakefield College. The...

The power of music in a CV

Most of us will get lost in music from time to time whether it’s for dancing, relaxation, or pure entertainment. The television and films we watch are characterised by the soundtrack. The advertisements we see...

Increasing productivity with Degree Apprenticeships

Leeds Trinity University has been delivering Degree Apprenticeships since 2017. Our Apprenticeships are designed with the employer and learner at the core and our unique work-based learning framework provides a streamlined and flexible way to...

Apprenticeship Developments at Bradford College

Bradford College is developing a number of higher level and degree level apprenticeships in Management and Leadership, Education and Health and Social Care. Delivery is through the apprenticeship division of City Training Services and through...

A Flying Start study at Huddersfield University

GHWY partner University of Huddersfield has been involved in an award-winning project to support the transition and retention of new students.  The OfS-funded Catalyst-Funded collaboration between the Universities of Huddersfield, Lincoln, Coventry and Manchester Metropolitan ‘Intervention...

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