Businesses are being asked what skills shortage they face in survey

Councillor Jo White, cabinet member for regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council
Councillor Jo White, cabinet member for regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council

Businesses in North Nottinghamshire are being asked what skills shortages they face locally as part of a Skills Survey being conducted by Sheffield University.

Bassetlaw District Council and the North Nottinghamshire Place Board have organised for the School of Urban Studies and Planning at Sheffield University to speak with companies of all sizes across the district.

The survey aims to speak with as many small, medium and large companies as possible to establish what workforce skills employers and companies in the district need and if there are any current barriers in place which prevent workers from accessing any particular skills or training.

Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, Councillor Jo White, said: “Access to skills in our region has been identified by a number of companies as a barrier to development and expansion.

“So that the Council, and in turn local businesses and training providers, may be able to understand the problems in more depth, we have asked Sheffield University to conduct a short and focussed survey.

“Once the research is complete, it will help to shape future work by the Council and local education and training providers to address any shortages and break down any barriers.”

If you would like to be part of this survey, call John Erskine on 01909 535563 or email john.erskine@bassetlaw.gov.uk. Any information provided will be in confidence and will not be attributed to either you or your company in the final published report.