Inform, Enable, Deliver

The Essex Employment and Skills Board (ESB) is an employer-led, strategic group that looks to address the skills challenges across Greater Essex.

Its mission is to build a productive, responsive and inclusive skills system that delivers growth for local people and employers and is established as a national exemplar. The ESB is supported by its robust Evidence Base which established a regional focus on seven priority sectors facing significant growth. This has enabled the development and delivery of our programmes which are addressing the skills challenges by working closely with educators and employers in Essex.

Notably, we have influenced £82 million of European Social Fund monies and have worked with over 1,000 children from 30 schools across Essex with our E&I STEM Programme in 2016. We have also delivered careers information guides to more than 40,000 students and have established a network of more than 150 businesses enabling us to be a leading employer voice.