Jobs for everyone in Yorkshire & Humber

Our goal is that everyone in Yorkshire & Humber who wants to be in work should be able to access the right job for them. Higher levels of employment mean greater levels of personal prosperity, plus all the attendant benefits.

Our economy also depends on a strong labour market to support its growth. Businesses need access to people who are well-trained, talented, and hard-working, who can help them achieve their goals.

That’s why Yorkshire Forward is encouraging skills development, and equality of access to skills. We’re working closely with our partners across the region: skills stakeholders from the private, public and voluntary/community sectors. These include the Learning & Skills Council, the Skills for Business Network, further and higher education, ufi/learndirect, other work-based learning providers, the Regional Forum, the Regional Assembly and the Government Office for Yorkshire & Humber.

Increasing employment in Yorkshire & Humber

Increasing employment in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire & Humber is a region of economic opportunity, but still there are people who are unemployed and unlikely to find work without intervention. Find out what Yorkshire Forward is doing to positively affect employment levels in Yorkshire & Humber.

Developing deprived areas in Yorkshire & Humber

Developing deprived areas in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Forward helps to bring investment and economic opportunity into our most deprived areas, so that people can get access to skills and jobs where they live—rather than moving away. This, in turn, regenerates these communities.

Promoting equality and diversity in Yorkshire & Humber

Promoting equality and diversity in Yorkshire & Humber

We recognise the need to make the most of everyone’s talent and potential if we are to build and maintain an exciting, successful economy. That means promoting opportunities for all—and removing any barriers to skills or jobs.

People's stories

People's stories

Find out about the real people whose lives have been improved thanks to our support with access to jobs.

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Collaborate with universities

Collaborate with universities and get access to research, expertise, facilities and funding.

Find the right staff

Struggling to get good people? We support initiatives which match good people to good jobs.