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Call for employers to outline their skills and recruitment needs

Follow this link to complete the survey.

As the country begins to move out of Covid-19 restrictions, Northumberland County Council is asking businesses across the county to outline their current and future skills and recruitment needs.

The council has launched an Employer Skills Survey, reaching out to businesses across Northumberland to ask them to complete a short survey outlining their needs.

Launching the survey on the day that restrictions are lifted further, the council is very keen to ensure that the right training, development and skills programmes are put in place to help businesses in the county to grow and prosper, and the economy to recover.

The survey asks about vocational as well as more ‘soft skills’ like communication and leadership, and also explores what types of training businesses have accessed, and any barriers to gaining suitable training.

Janice Rose, Head of Economy and Regeneration at Northumberland County Council said: “As we begin to move out of lockdown and the economy starts to re-open we want to make sure that Northumberland business have the workforce and the skills they need to succeed.

“We want to hear from businesses and understand their skills needs and therefore how the council and partner agencies can best support them.

“We urge all businesses to complete the survey, which should only take around 10 minutes.

"Responses will be used to help the Council and partners agencies to best support current and future skills and recruitment needs.”

Northumberland County Council works with partners and funding agencies to deliver a range of learning and skills support programmes, and the outcomes of this survey will help to develop and tailor these directly to current and future business needs.

To complete the survey employers should follow the link in an email they receive, or go to nland.uk/skills

Employers are asked to respond to the survey by Monday 21 June 2021.

Follow this link to complete the survey.

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