Suite of new careers factsheets launched as Surrey Chambers fly into Farnborough for second LSIP Future Skills Forum 

Young people don’t know what they don’t know. And this is particularly true for insights into careers. Which is one reason why the latest Future Skills Forum was a great place to launch a suite of new careers factsheets, aimed at young people, careers advisers and teachers. 

Following on from the first Future Skills Forum in Farnham, our second event touched down at the Aviator Hotel in Farnborough on Tuesday 26th March. The event welcomed over 70 representatives from local businesses, colleges and other organisations to catch up on and feed into the latest developments in skills across the local area. 

During the event, the two CEOs from Surrey and Hampshire Chambers were grilled by Barney Ely, Managing Director from Hays Recruitment and LSIP Steering Group member, on why and how businesses are getting more involved in the local skills system. 

Colleges from across the area provided updates on how government skills investments will support closer working relationships with employers and help ensure training is taking place for current and future skills needs in exciting sectors such as Space & Satellite and CreaTech. 

Delegates were also treated to the launch of a suite of new jobs and careers factsheets, linked to the ten LSIP sectors and illustrating labour market information supplied by local big data company, Lightcast. 

Each sector factsheet gives answers to classic questions from young people such as: 

  • What sort of jobs can you do? 
  • Where are the jobs and who are the businesses? 
  • How much do they pay? 

Both the Hampshire and Surrey Careers Hubs now have these factsheets and will be using them as part of their work with careers professionals in schools and colleges – a great example of true collaboration not possible without the Local Skills Improvement Plan team at Surrey Chambers of Commerce. 

The factsheets were funded by the Department for Education as part of the Local Skills Improvement Fund programme. 

To find out ways you as an employer can get involved with future events and feed into future reports, please contact lsip@surrey-chambers.co.uk