Skills for Growth: Industry and education work placements and support in South East LEP (OC30S19P1286)

Call to run a project to facilitate collaboration between education and SMEs across the SELEP area.


The call is intended to facilitate collaboration between education and SMEs across the SELEP area to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of appropriately trained tutors, teachers and trainers across the geography, in order to respond to skills shortages and job opportunities. It also responds to a job shortage area in the sector of education itself.

Through this call the Managing Authority is seeking project(s) to deliver projects to address the shortages outlined above and to enable the co-ordination of close SME / education working across the SELEP area. Innovation in approach is welcomed but examples of the sorts of activities sought are:

  • Placements for tutors, teachers or trainers within SMEs in priority sectors locally and for individuals from SMEs within educational establishments to facilitate learning, best practice and collaboration.
  • Support for individuals from SMEs to undertake teacher training in order to contribute to industry led teaching and address shortages
  • Support for individuals from SMEs and educational establishments to work together to raise awareness of priority sectors, offer events and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Placements for students within SMEs particularly where this may enable a pathway to teaching in the relevant educational establishment.

For more information, download the call specification.


The project must cover the South East LEP Area.


Approximately £2,500,000 of funding is available.


Full application deadline: 02 May 2019

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

How to apply

To apply for funding under this call you will need to complete and send the Full Application form to the email address provided in the call document. The guidance provides information to help you complete the form.

You are also advised to read the details in the call documents in order to produce an application that complies with the requirements and meets the needs set out in the Operational Programme. All this information, the related guidance and the European Social Fund Operational Programme can be found from our homepage.

Where to send completed applications

Completed Full Applications must be submitted to

Failure to send completed applications to this email address by the deadline in the call specification will be ineligible for consideration.

Contact details

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No applications are to be sent to this email address. Completed applications must be sent to the email address provided in the ‘Where to send completed applications’ section above / Section 9 of the Call Specification.

Published 7 February 2019