Driving growth of the Humber economy for the benefit of our communities

The Humber is experiencing an economic, social, cultural and infrastructural renaissance and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is at the forefront driving growth and prosperity. We are a partnership of business, education and the four Humber local authorities working together to promote and develop the area surrounding the Humber Estuary and provide strategic economic leadership to create jobs and deliver growth. Skills Support for the Workforce can fund the talent end expertise needed to underpin the Humber LEP’s 3 main priorities for the local area and businesses.

Employment and Skills Strategy

The Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board has lead on the development of a six year Employment and Skills Strategy, aligned to the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) that identifies the skills needed to support local growth and priority interventions to deliver them.

Following extensive consultation with our partners and stakeholders the strategy was launched on 24th October 2014 and can be  downloaded here.

Our Priorities

A skilled and productive workforce

Meeting our 2020 Skills ambition requires the creation of a vibrant environment that inspires young people and adults to maximise their own potential, recognising current and future career opportunities, supported by excellent labour market intelligence and by appropriate careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

An infrastructure that supports growth

Good infrastructure underpins our strategy for local businesses to thrive and to attract new investment into the region. We are working to overcome potential barriers to growth and collaborating to deliver major projects, from building flood defences to road and rail links.

Thriving successful businesses

Thriving successful businesses The Humber is a great place to start or grow a business. We are working to ensure that business can access the support and finance they need to grow, create jobs and take advantage of new investment opportunities.


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You are eligible to receive funded support from the SSW / SSR programme if you are 19 years of age or older and are employed or employed and at risk of redundancy by a Small Medium Enterprise (SME), which is an organisation employing less than 250 individuals.

Support for redundancy

Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) provides support for people who have been made redundant, including those under notice of redundancy with their employer.


The Skills Support for the Workforce contract sets out a number of services that must deliver locally tailored learning solutions including bespoke training packages to meet the skills priorities of eligible SME employers and their employees.