NYBEP adapt to changing requirements of schools to continue careers education during lockdown.

23 October 2020

At the beginning of lockdown, the team of Enterprise Coordinators reached out to the network of Career Leaders to understand what support they and NYBEP could provide.

The response showed that support was needed to manage the vast resources circulated either nationally or regionally from other stakeholders as schools were overwhelmed with information to support with continued careers.

As a team, NYBEP acknowledged that although there were restrictions in carrying out their roles i.e. limited contact with the Career Leaders/Businesses, that they needed to remain visible. From talking to schools, receiving many resources and the need to remain visible and supportive NYBEP came up with the theme of Keyworker fortnight – the theme was influenced as the nation was celebrating Keyworkers and their continued work during the pandemic. During Key Worker Fortnight, we reached over 5,500 individuals across all our social media platforms with close to 2000 video views on Facebook alone.

All of the videos from Key Worker Fortnight are available to view here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/107976387479429/3466964566664615

Alongside Key Worker Fortnight, a wide range of resources have been collated on the NYBEP website to provide home learning resources suitable for all ages. Included in the Home Learning Resources hub, are resources and activities from Cornerstone businesses such as Beyond Housing and Karro Foods.

Since its launch, the Home Learning support page has been accessed over 1,500 times, making it our most popular online resource during lockdown.

Another area that was identified needing support from Career Leaders was access to up to date Labour Market Information. Utilising funding from the Careers Enterprise Company and working in partnership with Uniconnect (NCOP) Aspire I Gen and Cornerstone employers NYBEP updated an ebooklet ‘Shape Your Future’ to cover up to date information on the following sectors:
• Small business & Self-employment
• Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
• Agriculture (and additionally agri-tech)
• Business Services
• Circular economy
• Construction
• Creative & Media
• Education
• Energy & Bio-renewables
• Financial Services
• Food Manufacturing
• Health & Social Care
• Hospitality & Tourism
• IT & Telecoms
• Professional Services
• Retail
• Scientific Research & Development
• Transport, Warehousing & Logistics

Shape your Future will be reflective of the ‘new normal’ skills needed, in particular digital skills, and of the changes to recruitment processes.


A Plan to Reshape our Economy

Following on from our vision launch for a greener, fairer, stronger economic recovery for YNY, the LEP has worked with all LAs and partner organisations region-wide to develop a plan to reshape the region’s economy in order to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.

Read the full Plan to Reshape our Economy here.

Impact of the plan on reshaping the economy will be measured by successful delivery against the 10 pledges. Read the pledge stories on our news page here.


Join us on Friday 6 November for our annual conference.

Held online for the first time, the conference will focus on a Greener, Fairer, Stronger vision for reshaping the York & North Yorkshire economy and how we can work together to achieve this. 

Register here: https://ynylepannualconference2020.register-me.uk/

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