Unlock the door to a brighter future for Oxfordshire with OxLEP Skills' Social Contract programme.
This £1.7 million initiative is set to boost the area's skills and drive economic growth. With a focus on supporting local businesses, OxLEP Skills aims to help companies tap into their apprenticeship levy and bring new talent into the workforce through training and assessment.
Funding for the Social Contract Programme was secured by OxLEP through the government’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund, via Oxfordshire County Council.
Make a positive impact on Oxfordshire's economy by using OxLEP's support to bring your company's apprenticeship levy to life.
Join us in unlocking the door to discovering talent, driving growth and a better future for Oxfordshire.
Our OxGROW virtual mentoring platform introduces experienced business volunteers to individuals looking for support to find a job or change career, to help them with areas such as developing resilience, CV writing and preparing for interviews.
Further areas of the Social Contract programme include:
Supporting young people who have experienced education disturbance and/or unemployment as a result of the pandemic
Improving social mobility for minority ethnic communities in Oxfordshire
Helping to create better opportunities for those furthest from the labour market. This includes; clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people and/or those affected by the digital divide, food poverty or other socio-economic disparity or deprivation
Those over the age of 50 in Oxfordshire, affected by labour market challenges or looking to begin a new career path in another sector
We encourage all businesses interested in our Social Contract programme to register their interest with OxLEP Skills by completing our Business Support Tool, which takes around 7 minutes.