Impact Of Brexit On Skills
Navigate Brexit uncertainties with expert insights - Learn about its impact on businesses and workforce development
With an uncertain future surrounding Brexit and the UK’s position within the European Union, a major concern for employers across the UK is the impact leaving the EU is going to have on their organisation.
From trade agreements and cost increases, to skills shortages and a migrant workforce - Brexit has left many businesses feeling uncertain about their future over coming months.
Economist and broadcaster Liam Halligan spoke at an event hosted by Learning Curve Group in March on the impact Brexit will have on the economy. Halligan said: “At difficult times in our national history like now, where there’s lots of moving paths, it’s vital we have this communication between the media and the business community.
“What we need now is Brexit certainty, it seems to me if we do end up having a long delay, that’s the worst in all possible worlds. Some people who want to remain might like that, but I think it will lead to a go-slow investment, a slowdown in growth, and that will impact jobs.”
Many industries rely on non-UK labour, including IT, construction and hospitality. Businesses who employ a large number of EU workers will see an increased skills gap over-coming months, meaning it’s vital they think about their training programmes and upskilling their existing workforce.
The world of politics is unpredictable, so it’s vital that businesses are future-proofing themselves and preparing for all possible options. A decision needs to be made about how to limit the impact that Brexit will have, and ensuring all staff are equipped with the skills to do a variety of job roles is vital to ensure that those with a high population of migrant workers can continue to operate successfully.
Commercial Director at Learning Curve Group, Jon Cummins, commented: “One of the things we’re doing with partners is looking at how they spend their levy, but also ways beyond that where we can support them with training.”
If you’re worried about the implications Brexit will have on skills and training within your organisation, Learning Curve Group can advise you on the different routes of training and funding streams available.
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We are delighted to be placed in the Best Companies to Work for Top 100 list for the second year running. Our employee count has grown significantly since last year, and given that it’s the staff who submit feedback for this award, it is incredible that even with significant growth we continue to be an amazing place to work.
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I was already familiar with Learning Curve Group and since living close to the head office I thought it would be a good option for me
Providing training for their employees not only supports succession planning, but also assists with making their employees feel more motivated, committed to the company and supportive of the group’s objectives.
Children’s Mental Health Week takes place on 3-9 February 2020 - Jayne Carlisle, tutor has produced some articles aimed at raising awareness of the impact of mental ill-health on development and life chances.
Tees Valley Combined Authority are continuing to support apprenticeships in Tees Valley and will be offering a new Grant for Apprenticeship starts from 1st February 2020.
I currently work as a MIS Apprentice within the Audit and Certification department at Learning Curve Group. My daily role includes ensuring that the learners’ work is prepped and ready to be audited to allow the students to receive their certificates for the course which they have successfully completed.
The LCG Beauty Academy opened at the beginning of 2019 in the Gemini Centre, Villers Street. The unit, near Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, had been left vacant for some time before LCG took on the lease and transformed it into a beautiful hub for the people of Hartlepool to come and develop new skills.
Learning Curve Group Construction Academy in Middlesbrough has partnered with charity Building Heroes to provide fully funded training to members of the armed forces and military veterans.
We’re really grateful for the support of our staff, at a time of year where they are not only thinking about their own families, they’re also thinking about those most in need and we’re really thankful for their donations.
Learning Curve Group have stepped in to take on the lease of the Hartlepool office and keep all provision active and jobs secure, ensuring it is business as usual for employers, learners and staff.
The Tees Valley Women’s Centre is a fantastic venue and has enabled me to turn my life around. I have already completed a number of courses with Learning Curve Group and am looking forward to completing more.
We are absolutely delighted to have retained our gold award for Investors in People. We’ve really invested in our workforce over the past few years in line with our company values to develop and empower our staff.
The awards celebrate inspirational business leaders from across the region, promoting the best in business from across the North East. McLeish joined Learning Curve Group over 10 years ago, at a time when the business had just 40 members of staff and a turnover of £1m per year.
At the 2018 North East England Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner an auction was held to win the 150-year-old stone which had formerly been in place at the top of the Cathedral’s Central Tower before it was removed and replaced.
The local MP had a tour of the head office which opened earlier this year and has recently seen an extension into a third building due to rapid growth.
We are currently pursuing opportunities as a lead provider and are looking for delivery partners to work with us collaboratively to achieve ESF projects.
Constant headlines on Brexit have been having an impact on businesses and they are creating unavoidable niggles at the back of people’s minds as they are faced with rise and fall of exchange rates, food shortage warnings and changing costs – however, there’s been no better time to invest in skills and development.
The first Lumiere light festival took place in Durham in 2009. Originally planned as a one-off, with the support of Durham County Council and other sponsors, producers Artichoke have brought the event back to the North East every other year since then.
The world of apprenticeships has seen dramatic changes in recent years - the impacts of which have been felt by employers, learners and training providers.
The programme aims to give learners the foundations to explore topics such as health and nutrition, personal exercise, strength and conditioning, as well as studying mental health awareness, first aid and the ‘Red Card to Racism’ initiative.
We’ve been in our amazing new HQ for just 6 months and have already outgrown it. We have an extremely friendly, collaborative and loyal workforce and bringing them together has been a main priority for us to enhance these values even more and continue to support our growth and business aims for 2019 and beyond.
Introduced over two years ago, the apprenticeship levy has transformed the ways that businesses think about their training and development opportunities.
End-point assessment (EPA) is one of the biggest changes from the apprenticeship reforms. All learners now have to complete an end-point assessment in order to complete their course, rather than being continually assessed throughout.
Skills gaps are on the increase; with an ageing workforce, the uncertainty of Brexit, and the lowest unemployment rates since the 70’s, finding staff with the right skills to fill vacancies is becoming an increasing struggle.
A County Durham training provider has launched their own charity foundation to help transform lives across the region. Learning Curve Group, based in Spennymoor, have raised over £50,000 in the past four years through the fundraising efforts of their staff and clients.
It’s time to celebrate, because the war is over! We’re delighted to announce that the theme of this year’s annual Charity Ball is VE Day.
We have announced a new partnership with gym chain Xercise4Less - offering 4 exceptional level 3 qualifications to develop the next generation of fitness professionals.
Learning Curve Group is partnering with local university to provide businesses with access to a broad portfolio of qualifications to meet business needs.
With an uncertain future surrounding Brexit and the UK’s position within the European Union, a major concern for employers across the UK is the impact leaving the EU is going to have on their organisation.
Alexandra-Jane James-Duncan, or AJ for short has recently completed her traineeship with us. AJ started the course on the 26th November 2018.
Adam attended our pre screens after he decided that the agricultural college didn’t offer quite as much practical work as he desired. He will also admit that it didn’t offer up the opportunity to drive a tractor that Adam had dreamed of as a child!
We are proud to announce the launch of a brand-new qualification, Understanding Workplace Violence and Harassment. The new qualification is offered fully funded, and will enhance staff training on effective communication and reducing workplace conflict.
Georgina is now a personal trainer, motivating others to achieve their goals and get fit and healthy. She studied her personal training qualification with Learning Curve Group.
Since the introduction of GDPR last year, it’s more important than ever that all businesses, big or small, are taking steps to keep their online activity safe and secure and prevent data breaches.
Brenda McLeish has joined two other top businesswomen from the region in adding their voices to a group that helps drive economic transformation across the region.
Two members of staff from the Learning Curve Group Construction Academy graduated last week with their Cert. Ed degree at Middlesbrough Town Hall, after completing their qualification with Middlesbrough College, in partnership with Teesside University.
Having launched the certificate in collaboration with NCFE, we are the only training provider to offer this qualification, which will enhance data protection and security training for anyone who handles data as part of their work.
The recently published versions of the ESFA’s apprenticeship funding guidance and rules for 2018 to 2019 contain some changes to apprenticeship policy, as well as several rule changes, new evidence requirements and lots of clarifications.
We’re hoping that, with the generosity of both guests and sponsors, the ball will raise lots of vital funds for Zoe’s Place, so they can continue to change lives and make a difference to children in the North East.
Learning Curve Group has further strengthened its education and training provision to employers and individuals with the acquisition of Profound Group. The acquisition makes Learning Curve Group one of the largest national training providers in the UK.
We have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to bring a fresh, new approach to how we present what we can do, to you. We have stripped our website down to its bare bones and built it back up again with vital, worthwhile information that is easy to find and understand.
Learning Curve Group (LCG) have scooped the Skills Provider of the Year award at the prestigious Education Investor Awards 2018, collecting their 4th title in 3 years. Held at the iconic Park Lane Hilton in London, LCG impressed the judges with our ‘7,000 successful apprenticeships and the achievement of over 61,000 flexible learning qualifications.’
Learning Curve Group tutors and learners came to the rescue of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice to rescue a water-damaged storage building, caused by the theft of lead from the roof.
North East learners are putting their skills to the test with the construction of a new head office in Durham, as part of a £1m investment by Learning Curve Group (LCG).
Building on its existing training and development programmes for its workforce of more than 300, the County Durham-based education and training provider has launched the new academy to help develop focused career paths for its staff.
The North East-based company, which specialises in education and training for further education providers and employers, won the prestigious title at the 2018 Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) Awards for its ‘all-encompassing’ support for the roll-out of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017.
Hosted by Deputy Chair of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, Graham Robb, the event was held for business leaders of organisations of more than 150 employees at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead.
The awards presentation, hosted by Sir Anthony Seldon – a leading contemporary historian, educationalist, commentator, political author and vice-chancellor of The University of Buckingham – was held at London’s Hilton Park Lane, in a glittering affair with over 150 businesses in attendance.
Heart FM DJ, Justin Lockwood, hosted the charity ball at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield on Friday 15 September. Over 160 guests enjoyed fabulous entertainment from glamorous dance group Encore, saxophone player Daniel Johnson, rising singing star Abi Garrido and live band Audio Cover.