Expression of Interest for Supply of Skills Support for the Unemployed in SELEP

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TheLightBulb Limited is an Essex based Grade 2 Ofsted Provider with prime contracting experience of delivering a large contract of support to the unemployed throughout Essex and its borders.

We are currently seeking suitable sub-contracting delivery partners to support delivery of the Skills Support for the Unemployed ESF contract within the SELEP area. This expression of interest form will allow TLB to carry out an assessment of organisations wishing to partner with us on the project. 

The geographical area for delivery is Kent and Medway; Essex, Southend and Thurrock; and East Sussex.

The proposed contract is for access to employment for jobseekers and inactive people – including the long-term unemployed and people far from the labour market, through local employment initiatives and support for labour mobility. It will deliver education and training to support unemployed individuals with the right level of support, tailored to the needs of individuals and businesses in local labour markets. Activities include helping to identify the barriers individuals face in moving into work (including self-employment) and apprenticeships. Examples of such barriers include lack of confidence, recent work experience, basic skills, job-related skills, job-seeking skills, or other material barriers like debt, homelessness and substance misuse.

Priorities are for a response to employer need in the construction, health, care, logistics, IT, digital & creative, engineering and finance sectors.  Delivery should also respond to additional local priorities for Southend and Thurrock such as visitor and tourism and in East Sussex and Kent to land-based, agriculture and visitor.  As such we would expect potential partners to be able to deliver in these sectors.

An EOI needs to be returned by email to Suzanne@thelightbulb.net by 5pm Tuesday 4th September

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Steve Lawrence
Founder and CEO of EEVT
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