the provision of WEST OF ENGLAND HGV DRIVER TRAINING SUPPORT PROJECT

by West of England Combined Authority

United Kingdom
10 June

Details

Sectors
Business Services: Law, Marketing, Consulting, Recruitment, Printing And Security, Market And Economic Research; Polling And Statistics, Business Analysis Consultancy Services
Contract Start
2 August 2022
Contract End
4 March 2024
Contract Value
£70,000.00
Location
United Kingdom
Contact Buyer
West of England Combined Authority
Contact Name
Emil Cirica
Contact Telephone
07971 754610
Contact Address
3 Rivergate, Bristol, Avon, BS1 6ER, United Kingdom

Reference

DN616431

Description

The HGV Driver Training Support Project will focus on the regional labour market shortages of skilled HGV drivers. To achieve this, the West of England Combined Authority are looking to engage a sector specialist in logistics with substantial knowledge and experience in the sector, specifically in the engagement and support of businesses, providing business growth and workforce development solutions. The project is made up of three threads: sector promotion to residents (including a marketing and communications campaign), skills & recruitment, and business support. The sector specialist will act as Project Manager in the delivery of the scheme, engaging an extensive set of stakeholders in industry, training providers and commissioned Combined Authority services including Workforce for the Future, Good Employment Charter and Growth Hub, who will provide additional support to employers. The sector specialist will also support and input into the delivery of a marketing and communications sector promotion campaign, targeted at residents, to help challenge negative perceptions of the sector and raise awareness of the opportunities in the sector. This will be work alongside the established Adult Education Budget (AEB) Sector Based Work Academies and the newly announced Boot Camps, one of which is centred on HGV training. The Project Manager will coordinate the range of support offers and stakeholders to ensure businesses and residents connect with relevant support. Requirements of the Contract: The successful applicant will need to - Engage an extensive set of stakeholders in industry, training providers, local authority representatives and commissioned Combined Authority services including Workforce for the Future and Growth Hub, who will engage and support employers. Support the development and delivery of a marketing and communications plan, targeted at residents, developed in partnership with Local Authority Communities and Employment & Skills teams, to help challenge negative perceptions of the sector and raise awareness of the opportunities in the sector. Independently market and engage businesses onto the project, coordinating referrals to, and from, West of England Combined Authority Growth Hub. Work alongside the established AEB Sector Based Work Academies and the newly announced Boot Camps to create skills support pathways. Working with local authority People and Skills teams, engage underrepresented communities across the West of England sub-region to connect into skills training and employment pathways to support with the diversification of the logistics sector. Disseminate learnings of best practise for engagement with the logistics sector across the West of England Combined Authority services. Undertake all necessary project reporting required by the Combined Authoritys project manager, this will include progress with onboarding, direct recruitment, progress on delivery, the support provided, and the subsequent products and services put in place. Scope of the Contract: The successful applicant will be expected to deliver - Coordination of a stakeholder group, including industry representation, who will inform development of the three threads of the project (sector promotion, skills support, and business support). Support and advise on a detailed marketing and communications strategy, identifying how business will be engaged and the key stakeholders involved. Appropriate monitoring and evaluation. A triage service to direct newly engaged Logistics employers to existing support provisions via the Growth Hub

Keywords

  • labour market
  • Support and advise on a detailed marketing and communications strategy
  • The HGV Driver Training Support Project

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Tender Details

Sectors
Business Services: Law, Marketing, Consulting, Recruitment, Printing And Security, Market And Economic Research; Polling And Statistics, Business Analysis Consultancy Services
Contract Start
2 August 2022
Contract End
4 March 2024
Contract Value
£70,000.00
Location
United Kingdom
Contact Buyer
West of England Combined Authority
Contact Name
Emil Cirica
Contact Telephone
07971 754610
Contact Address
3 Rivergate, Bristol, Avon, BS1 6ER, United Kingdom