About the NP11 and PDMS partnership project

The North has been disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, suffering an estimated decline of 20.7% in GVA between 2019 and Q2 2020. We have partnered with the NP11 – a group of all 11 Northern local enterprise partnerships – to launch a pilot of SignedUp Skills in each region to help those affected.

More than just a traditional online jobs board, the service will provide users with unique insights into their region’s growing industries and identify the skills and training most in demand in their communities. This will include information and signposting towards industries where there is particular demand and important regional sectors.

People from across the North can use the platform to access a wealth of employment and training opportunities immediately. This resource will enable those who have been adversely affected economically by COVID-19 to plan their next career steps in confidence. Careers guidance, information, and advice will also be provided on the website.

This project is now helping over 15 million residents across the North by giving them:

  • Free access to all implementations
  • One place to search, find and apply for real-time local jobs, apprenticeships and courses
  • A route to better understand local labour markets, informing opportunity searches. This will include information and signposting towards high-vacancy industries and important regional sectors
  • A searchable career directory with over 350 different job roles, complete with labour market information and including links to real-time local jobs, apprenticeships and courses
  • Information and signposting them to further support in finding a job, redundancy help and retraining/upskilling
  • One user account that can be used on any implementation to favourite opportunities and set search alerts to notify of newly-listed opportunities

The NP11 Network

Northerners can access the SignedUp Skills service by heading to www.np11.org.uk/news-updates/ or by accessing the relevant websites below:

The North of England is the leading skills solution region. Please share your support by increasing awareness and join us in working together to increase economic growth across the North and the UK.