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Business Bulletin from The Deputy Mayor of London for Business

Added on: 11th June, 2018 by O1

Business Bulletin from The Deputy Mayor of London for Business

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Mon, 11 June 2018

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Below is a summary from June's City Hall Business Bulletin from Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal.

The bulletin is designed to enable London's business community to find opportunities and follow the Mayor of London's work.

The Mayor has just launched his Skills for Londoners Strategy. It focuses on post-16 education and skills support, and how London can take advantage of the £3m Adult Education Budget when it's devolved to City Hall next year. He also announced his new Construction Academy, to help more Londoners get the skills they need to work in this booming sector.
When I talk to businesses in London, so often they highlight the challenges they face finding people with the skills they need. Sadiq is the first London Mayor to produce a skills strategy. His aim is to increase the supply, accessibility and quality of skills training on offer to Londoners, ensuring the employers are centre-stage in defining our skills needs.

The second round of £1m funding for the Mayor's Digital Talent programme has just been launched. It's under the theme, 'Creating Opportunity: Higher Level Digital Skills in London's Knowledge Economy'. The funding brings together tech start-ups, SMEs, micro businesses and digital skills providers. The aim is to help people get the right skills for today's tech jobs. To find out more about the applications process for providers or young people please get in touch.

The Mayor recently launched his bold new plan to tackle the lack of women leaders in London. The initiative, called ‘Our Time’ is the first and largest-scale programme of its kind to be adopted in the public sector. The new scheme will take crucial action to address the imbalance, and bridge the gender pay gap. ‘Our Time’ will work through pairing high-potential women with senior staff champions who will help to open up the professional networks, opportunities and contacts.

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