Why we were established
The Essex Employment and Skills Board (ESB) was established in order to give employers a platform to shape skills provision across Essex. By working with large employers, academic institutions, SMEs and local government, the ESB creates solutions to the skills challenges that industries face and helps provide opportunities for people to build long-term careers.
To build a productive, responsive and inclusive Essex skills system that delivers growth for local people and employers and is established as a national exemplar.
Through our research, we have identified seven priority sectors which are set for growth and are suffering skills shortages:
- Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
- Financial & Related Services
- IT, Digital and Creative