Local Sector Skills Statements 2019

8 Apr 2019

We have now released our latest Local Sector Skills Statements and they are available to download on Business West's website! You can find them here.

Our annual Local Sector Skills Statements report on local sector knowledge and expertise, plus wider regional and national intelligence. There is one for each of the following sectors:
• Advanced Engineering and Aerospace
• Construction
• Creative and Digital
• Distribution
• Health and Life Sciences
• High Tech
• Low Carbon
• Professional and Financial Services
• Retail
• Rural and Food Economy
• Social Enterprise
• Visitor Economy

Each of the statements address the following themes (defined by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership):
• Improve Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
• Improve the quality and local responsiveness of education and training
• Increase apprenticeship starts and availability of higher apprenticeships
• Engage SMEs in the active retention of staff through programmes of skills development and training to ensure increased productivity and sustainable growth.
• Support SMEs to be inclusive and effective in staff recruitment