Pathways for Recovery is a part-funded European Social Fund, SEMLEP-wide comprehensive employment support initiative focused on helping those most disadvantaged in our communities due to the impact of COVID-19. This initiative will be delivered by a regional partnership including specialist support providers, employment and skills organisations and strategic stakeholders.


As you may be aware, the Government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper set out an ambitious employer-led approach aimed at making Further Education (FE) provision more responsive to local skills needs and ultimately local economic needs.

As part of this approach, Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs) were introduced as a key part of the Government’s vision of an adult skills system where businesses are given a much stronger voice in local skills planning by working closely with FE providers, engaging effectively with local leaders and other stakeholders and forging a stronger and more dynamic partnership that will enable provision to be more responsive to the skills needs of employers in local labour markets.


We are delighted to announce that Milton Keynes College Group (MKCG) will be our Lead Applicant in delivering the work of the Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF). This is part of a long-term change programme, concerned with investing in the new facilities, provision and teaching expertise needed to deliver the skills priorities set out in the Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs) both of which are a key part of the Government’s 10-year vision for skills set out in the Skills for Jobs White Paper.


Feeling confident with numbers helps in every aspect of life, from measuring food ingredients, mixing hair dye and checking invoices, to helping the children with their homework or even setting up in business.

But if you feel uncomfortable when thinking about numbers, you’re not alone! The good news is that there is no such thing as someone who ‘can do maths’ and someone who cannot. It’s learning in the right way for you that will help you get on in life.

If you’re one of the 49% of adults underconfident when it comes to anything about maths, you’ll be able to get the support you need in the way you need it from the Multiply programme. From flexible online courses to one-to-one mentoring, learn how you want, when you want.

Multiply has been launched as part of the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund programme, by the Department for Education.

Northamptonshire Business Awards 2023!

The Northamptonshire Business Awards recognise and celebrate the very best in Northamptonshire business.

On Thursday 23rd November 2023 we revealed the winners of the Northamptonshire Business Awards 2023, headline sponsored by Wilson Browne Solicitors! Make sure you check out our highlight video and find out this year’s winners here.