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“More and Better Jobs” – The Employment and Skills Strategy

Apr 5 @ 8:15 am - 10:15 am

Federation of Small Businesses invite you to the ‘First Friday Event’ in conjunction with The Business Village @BarnsleyBIC.

Our Guest Speaker is Ken Keenan of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council:

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council has a high level of ambition and aspiration to make the borough a thriving and unique place to live and work. The employment and skills strategy “More and Better Jobs” aims to build the skills needed to support a thriving and vibrant economy which gives Barnsley employers the skills they need to grow locally, regionally and globally and Barnsley people the skills they need to gain and secure sustainable employment now and in the future.

The economies of Barnsley and Sheffield City Region are characterised by a high proportion of SMEs. To improve the work readiness of young people, more SME’s need to be engaged and supported to provide more quality and meaningful experiences.

In Barnsley they aim to draw together a range of initiatives and add to them and strengthen their cohesion to engage more SME businesses to better:

  • Explain the ask of employers
  • Deliver benefits to employees and their future employees
  • A coherent and unified approach across region.

The format of the presentation will be:

  • Present examples of current good partnership working and benefits
  • Discussion/feedback about how this can be done, in particular for SME’s in the Barnsley area
  • The next steps

We can guarantee this 45 minute session will not disappoint and you will leave with many new ideas for your next pitch, so don’t miss out, make sure you book now!

We’ll have our usual selection of refreshments including bacon and sausage sandwiches to help ease you into the weekend and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to network with fellow Business Village residents and visitors from the wider Barnsley business community.

Doors open at 08.15 for informal networking and refreshments and presentation to start at 08.30.