Improving productivity

We are committed to driving up productivity across Hertfordshire by creating a skilled and motivated workforce which can adapt to meet current and future business needs.

Our core objectives are to:  

  • Implement the Hertfordshire Skills Strategy to 2020. This sets out a detailed action plan which takes into account the views and needs of schools, colleges, businesses and other organisations to help increase and develop our existing and future workforce’s capacity
  • Work towards the targets set out in our Apprenticeship Strategy 2017 to 2020 and corresponding Apprenticeship Action Plan (revised June 2016)
  • Co-ordinate the county’s approach to STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities to best meet the needs of our key sector growth areas

Watch a video overview of Hertfordshire's Labour Market.

Increasing apprenticeship opportunities 


Apprenticeships are a key priority for the LEP and play a vital role in growing our local economy. We aim to increase the total percentage of young people aged 16-24 years in employment with training including apprenticeships and traineeships up to the national average. We also aim to achieve a balance between apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies and the demand for places. 

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The Careers & Enterprise Company

We, in partnership with YC Hertfordshire, are delivering The Careers and Enterprise Company national programme at local level with the aim of bridging the gap between education and work. Thanks to its network of Enterprise Advisers it is enhancing schools’ careers advice and preparing young people for the future. 

Learn more about the Careers and Enterprise Company

Releasing our potential

The Hertfordshire Skills Strategy helps to ensure that the county’s workforce and future labour market are best equipped to meet employers’ needs. The LEP, in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions, produced the wide-ranging Strategy which has been warmly welcomed by businesses and training providers. 

Learn more about Skills Strategy Skills and Employment Board Papers