PDMS supports North England residents  with employability and skills platform  

An example of the NP11 and SignedUp Skills website for Cheshire & Warrington. 

PDMS has been awarded a contract by the NP11 – a group of all 11 Northern local enterprise partnerships – to provide employment, apprenticeships and training opportunities via the Manx company’s dedicated platform, SignedUp Skills, across the whole of the north of England.  

The  SignedUp  Skills platform  will make it easier for those across the  NP11 area, who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to find new employment and training opportunities.  The  platform sits behind a dedicated  website  for each NP11 region and features  real-time job vacancies,  training  courses,  and  apprenticeship opportunities. 

 SignedUp Skills is  more than just a traditional online jobs board  and provides  users with unique insights into their region’s growing industries and  identifies  the  employability skills  that are most in demand in their  local  communities.  Currently across the UK,  SignedUp  Skills is helping  17m to discover employment and training opportunities.   

Roger Marsh  OBE DL, Chair of  the NP11  and Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership.

 Roger Marsh OBE DL, Chair of  the NP11  and Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, told B365:  “With many of our communities throughout the North now under  Tier 2 or  Tier 3 government restrictions, many people and businesses find themselves facing an uncertain economic future.   

 “Now more than ever, to achieve a confident North with the skills it needs to thrive, we must work across sectors to build a culture  of  progression  and development  in our business  that helps both companies and individuals flourish.   

 “The North will be integral to the future economic recovery and prosperity of the nation.  However, our region’s recovery can only be as strong as the  economic strength and security of the  people  living here.  To deliver extraordinary economic and social transformation, we must not only invest in the technology and the skills for today, but also for the future.   

“Working together with LEPs,  combined  authorities,  Mayors and civic  leaders to address the skills gap, our ambition is to create a  careers platform  for the whole of the North, which will guide people through these difficult  times  and help connect them with prospective job opportunities.”  

Chris Gledhill, Managing Director of PDMS.

Chris Gledhill, Managing Director of PDMS, added: “Throughout the pandemic, technology has allowed us to stay connected with family, friends, and colleagues. As we enter a new phase of this crisis, we can draw upon our software expertise to now connect people with new employment and training opportunities.  

 We’re delighted to be partnering with the NP11 in this pilot project which creates a platform to transform the lives of its users for the future and establishes a new starting point for labour market interventions.”  

The NP11 websites can be found at:   

·         Cheshire & Warrington: https://www.candwopportunities.co.uk/  

·         Cumbria: https://www.cumbriaopportunities.co.uk/  

·         Greater Manchester: https://www.gmopportunities.co.uk/  

·         Humber: https://www.humberopportunities.co.uk/  

·         Lancashire: https://www.lancashireopportunities.co.uk/   

·         Liverpool City Region: https://www.liverpoolcropportunities.co.uk/   

·         North East: https://www.northeastopportunities.co.uk/   

·         Sheffield City Region: https://www.scropportunities.co.uk/   

·         West Yorkshire: https://www.westyorkshireopportunities.co.uk/  

·         York & North Yorkshire: https://www.ynyopportunities.co.uk/   

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