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LEP announced plan to support this year’s National Apprenticeship Week running from 8-14th February.

York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

  • 12 February 2021
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LEP announced plan to support this year’s National Apprenticeship Week running from 8-14th February.

In addition to this, we are also updating our Employers Apprenticeship Toolkit. This is aimed at helping businesses understand how apprenticeships can be used to enable them to fill their skills gaps and achieve their growth aspirations. Whether they are recruiting new talent into the business or developing existing staff, businesses can benefit from apprenticeships to build the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need for their business to succeed. This useful resource has been created with the help of local partners to provide a one-stop shop for local businesses and will be available to download from 9th February via


Partners across the region will be hosting a variety of events throughout the week for learners, careers leaders and employers. Please click here to view a small selection of the partner events going on.


For more information on Apprenticeships, contact Bev Trees at the LEP


There is still time for business leaders to apply for positions to help drive forward the York and North Yorkshire economy.


We are keen to see applicants who represent key sectors, such as manufacturing, food manufacturing, bioeconomy, Agri-tech, construction and visitor economy, or businesses using circular business models. Positions are open on the Main Board, Skills Board and Business Board.


To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to specifying your interest to join one or more of our boards.


The closing date for applications is Sunday 14 February. Interviews will be held online, week commencing Monday 22 February. Successful candidates will be invited to attend their first Board meetings in March / April 2021. A board recruitment pack is available on the LEP website here.


To request an informal discussion about the role, please email


Call for local SMEs to benefit from ‘green’ business support


We have launched a business support programme to help local businesses make significant cost savings, whilst also saving the planet.


The Grow Greener programme, funded by the York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub and BEIS, has been specifically developed for SMEs in York and North Yorkshire with the aim of helping them to reduce their costs and energy consumption, whilst also helping them to lower their carbon footprint.


Run in partnership with specialist consultants, Oakdene Hollins, the programme will focus on reviewing working practices to identify efficiencies and new income generation opportunities giving those SMEs a competitive advantage. The programme is completely free to take part in, with 20 places available. Interested businesses need to register by Monday 22nd February via


SMEs who trade business-to-business (B2B) excluding those in agriculture can take advantage of the Resource Efficient Business programme, or REBiz, set up by York & North Yorkshire LEP and West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Similar to the Grow Greener programme, REBiz can help businesses reduce energy usage and cut down waste. Including a free audit (worth £1200), longer-term consultancy and a potential grant up to a maximum of £40,000 to implement recommended measures, this support can be accessed via