Extended DMT - Borough of Hartlepool

Education Commission
1st April 2014
Denise Ogden
Director Regeneration &
• Not enough Jobs – 259,500 jobs and 424,000 working age
• Reliance on public sector
• Reduction in private sector jobs in Tees Valley economy
from 203,400 (2007) to 186,800 (2012)
• High levels of unemployment, particularly amongst young
people: 13:2%, c.f. unemployment rate 8.2% nationally
(2012) – the highest of all the LEP areas
• 63% of the working population in employment c.f. 70%
• 3rd Highest youth unemployment rate in the Country
(margins are small)
Tees Valley Statement of Ambition
1. Drive the transition to a High Value Low Carbon
2. Create a more diversified and inclusive
– Develop infrastructure and place to enable economic
– Support sector development and enterprise
– Develop the workforce within the Tees Valley
– Promote the Tees Valley economy
– Secure investment to meet the economic
development needs of the Tees Valley
We need growth in our employment
• Managers of existing small companies need the skills to
understand how best to access growth/potential to
• Entrepreneurship is needed to help within existing
companies and to create more new business
• Workforce succession planning is needed within existing
companies to address the impact of the ageing
workforce and the untapped business growth
• General management entry-level skilled staff must be
available in the area to ensure public sector growth/
additional relocations in this area
All individuals need to have general
employability skills
• The right behaviours and attitudes
• STEM skills – we need greater access to /
take up of STEM subjects particularly post
• Improved Careers Education advice,
information and guidance
We need more people to have
certain sector specific / professional
skills including a need for
• Graduate Engineers
• Health and social care sector staff/ filling
existing vacancies – growth sector
• Support service staff for private sector
companies – e.g. financial, marketing,
City Deal – job creation
City Deal, 25,000 net new jobs over 10 years
Industrial/manufacturing – made up of major new investment in petrochemicals/
advanced manufacturing, low carbon and environmental technologies, off-setting
employment decline in traditional sectors
Local demand - made up of construction, retail, leisure, business services, education
and health & care, influenced by a growing and ageing population
Growth sector service - made up of tourism/ leisure, digital, telecoms and creative;
logistics; financial and business services, higher education and public sector regional/
national service centres
In terms of diversification of the economy many of the new jobs will come from
stimulating entrepreneurs / new businesses and growing existing business through
bespoke support/ finance with an emphasis on commercialisation of products/
Create a Business Growth Hub tasked with creating new business/jobs, across all
An improvement in skills levels is required to enhance the attraction of the area to
companies and help retain and growth them. This will be tackled by establishing a
skills hub together with a relaxation of national rules to increase throughput in
producing the skills required by employers
Infrastructure improvements to rail, road, port and airport
Job Creation 2014-2024
Low Carbon – 2,500
Advanced manufacturing – 2,500
Other manufacturing – 5,000
Construction – 4,000
Tourism & retail – 2,000
Finance and business services – 8,000
Logistics – 2,000
Telecoms & digital – 2,000
Higher education – 1,000
Health (care) – 4,000
Other public services – 2,000
Skills profile of Employment Growth

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