Higher Level Skills Match (HLSM)

Higher Level Skills Match (HLSM) has been created with and for businesses to support SME growth and employability within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Area.

There is a growing gap, locally and across the UK, between the skills SMEs need and the skills job applicants have. HLSM will work with local SMEs to find short and long term solutions to their specific business skills requirements, and those of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership *(GBSLEP) Area.

Who has created the Higher Level Skills Match?

Birmingham City University, Aston University and Newman University have partnered to create HLSM, with the support of Cannock Chase, Lichfield and Tamworth local authorities.

This partnership enables your search for the right skill-set to reach a broader range of graduate talent, with access co-ordinated and simplified by your HLSM Account Manager.

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Skills Support for the Workforce in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire

Fully funded training courses to help your business grow.

Serco and it’s supply chain are delivering Skills Support for the Workforce, a programme which is co-funded by the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the European Social Fund (ESF). It aims to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses, providing recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy.

Basic skills and more specialist Intermediate and Higher Level (IHL) skills training are available - but hurry up, the fully funded training is only available for a short period. Training is available to all SME businesses across the whole of Stoke and Staffordshire.  To find out more please click here

Eligibility criteria applies, so for more information please contact or or 07718 194888