Workforce and skills

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Looking to recruit a local workforce?

Redcar and Cleveland boasts a skilled and loyal workforce that’s used to shift patterns and working hard.

We have particular skills strengths in engineering, process and energy, logistics, professional and business services and health related industries.

Routes to Employment

Our award winning service provides hands on support, advice and guidance on recruitment and training. We work in partnership to deliver bespoke recruitment and workforce development to local businesses.

We have established a number of hubs across the borough to help local residents access employment opportunities and businesses or new investors to the area secure the right skills for their needs.  Our hubs deliver a free of charge service to employers looking to recruit.  This includes:

  • facilities for recruitment events, job fairs, interviews
  • publicising job opportunities
  • an extensive CV database of highly skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled individuals
  • CV sifting, shortlisting and selection process
  •  upskilling residents to meet employers skill needs
  • Site Safety Passports, CSCS Cards and other accredited registration for local residents where appropriate

For further information contact our Routes to Employment Team on:

T: +44 (0) 1642 444366

E: routestoemployment@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Further and Higher Education Provision

The borough is well served by educational establishments across the Tees Valley which it lies within.  There are 5 further education colleges specialising in engineering and construction, aerospace engineering, advanced manufacturing, logistics, oil and gas and the digital and creative sectors.

Cleveland College of Art & Design – https://northernart.ac.uk/

Hartlepool College of Further Education – https://www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk/

Middlesbrough College – https://www.mbro.ac.uk/

Redcar & Cleveland College – https://www.cleveland.ac.uk/

Stockton Riverside College – https://www.stockton.ac.uk/

The borough also houses a specialist training college, the Technical Training Group which offers a range of accredited courses in Engineering, Process, Health & Safety, Management and NVQ Diploma’s.  Further information available at: https://tte.co.uk/

The Tees Valley is home to two universities of national and international recognition, Teesside University and Durham University’s Queen Campus.  Teesside University, which recently invested £250m into its facilities and was shortlisted for the Global Teaching Excellence Awards (GTEA), offers a wide portfolio with specialisms in technology, science and engineering alongside design, creativity and digital.   Durham’s University’s Queens Campus offers specialist education in medicine and finance.

Teesside University – https://www.tees.ac.uk/

Durham University – https://www.dur.ac.uk/

There is also good access from Redcar and Cleveland to the following North East universities:

Leeds University  – https://www.leeds.ac.uk/

Newcastle University – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/

York University – https://www.york.ac.uk/

Skills for the Future

The Tees Valley has developed a skills strategy to meet the needs of industry going forward.  With the anticipated growth in advanced manufacturing, process, chemicals, energy, health and biologics, digital and creative sectors  in the coming years the Tees Valley Combined Authority has set out how the area will prepare local children and adults to drive the industries of the future.   For further details on ‘Inspiring Our Future’  click here

Tees Valley Skills Support for the Workforce 2019 – 2021

Skills Support for the Workforce in the Tees Valley is supporting eligible businesses to develop and implement bespoke, funded training plans to upskill their workforce, meeting immediate and long term skill needs.

The service provides tailored training programmes, fully funded by the European Social Funds for small to medium-sized business based in the Tees Valley LEP area.

The programme aims to upskill 3778 employed individuals from 1 April 2019 – 31 July 2021.

For more information, please click here.

If you’d like to enquire further about this, please contact the Business Growth Team on:

T: +44 (0) 1642 444366

E: business@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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