In 2018, Hertfordshire LEP recognised the need for students, career explorers and employers to be able to access advice and guidance on jobs, qualifications and apprenticeships via one single portal.
Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP) was launched in 2019, to provide a one-stop-shop for talent within the county.
For students and career explorers
HOP is the premier gateway in Hertfordshire to find out about:
For employers and training providers
HOP enables employers to reach and recruit their future talent, and upskill and provide progression opportunities for existing staff.
It allows training providers to showcase their services and development opportunities, and provides insights to help them tailor their local offer to meet current and future business needs.
HOP offers a rich bank of Hertfordshire-specific careers resources for use in schools, including:
A range of classroom resources based on the , a research project supported by the University of Hertfordshire, which sets out the key employability skills and attributes sought by Hertfordshire employers from young people.