Welding Skills Survey Launched


Businesses in the Heart of the South West are telling us that they are facing skills gaps in welding and technical training, and that employers need support to: Attract and train new employees Develop a skilled workforce Provide young people with a clear route to technical employment The LEP is considering the availability of training […]

Careers Leader Conference – November 2019


The HotSW Careers Hub recently held their second Careers Leader Conference at Petroc in Tiverton. From talks from training providers and institutions, to the float your boat challenge, and talks from young people about their experiences, the 75 attendees experiences an informative and interactive conference which they can take back to their schools, colleges and […]

Bookings Still Open for Heart of the South West LEP Annual Conference – over 200 delegates registered


The Heart of the South West LEP Annual Conference and AGM takes place at the Riviera International Conference Centre on Monday 4 November. It’s a free event for businesses and stakeholders in the Heart of the South West, and booking is still open until 5pm on Monday 28 October here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hotsw-leps-annual-conference-agm-tickets-70109420163 Over 200 delegates are […]

Adult Retraining Scheme Launches in the Heart of the South West


  Adults across the Heart of the South West have access to the Get Help to Retrain service so they can take the first step towards a more prosperous career The pioneering service aims to support adults whose jobs are at risk of digital transformation to retrain and secure a new and improved role The […]

South Devon College lights the way in grand switch on of Hi Tech & Digital Centre


On Friday 11 October, South Devon College hosted a grand ‘Evening of Illumination’ which stakeholders and key partners of the College attended to witness the final stage of the Hi Tech & Digital Centre development, with an inaugural impressive and dramatic display of the external lights, solidifying the Centre’s focus on hi-tech, digital and creativity. […]

New Digital Momentum initiative provides free digital skills training to under-represented groups in the Digital Sector


The new Digital Momentum initiative was launched by Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership following a successful bid for a £255 thousand share of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS) £1 million national Digital Skills Innovation Fund.  Running until spring 2020, the 12 month pilot scheme will provide free digital training and support for up to 150 people from Torbay, Devon, Plymouth and Somerset, and targets groups which […]

What is “clean growth” and what could it mean for the Heart of the South West area? Find out at our Annual Conference and AGM


This FREE event is aimed at the private, public, education and third sectors. Regularly attracting around 300 delegates and 40 stands, the Conference is an opportunity to meet with the wider LEP partnership and to network with other stakeholders. This year’s theme of “Clean Growth” is at the forefront of the HotSW Local Industrial Strategy […]

***Job Opportunity***


    Heart of the South West LEP Lead for Inward Investment Full time: £46,122 pa closing date 1 August  https://dasjobs.co.uk/job/lead-for-inward-investment/?route=internal

***Job Opportunities***


Economic Development Assistant – Skills Marketing and Communications Devon County Council is seeking a new Economic Development Assistant to join its Skills and Employment Service, which is delivered in partnership with HotSW LEP through its Skills Advisory Panel. Permanent, full time: £23,369 pa. Closing date for applications 2 August 2019. More information and application link […]