West London Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP)

In an exceptionally tight labour market, and with an urgency to get our economy back to growth, setting up our skills system for success is more important than ever.  In 2022/23 West London Business and West London Alliance led the development of the sub-region’s annex to the London LSIP.  This employer-led, data-driven plan seeks to match skills and training provision to employer needs locally. Funded and backed by the Department for Education, the West London LSIP sets out a series of Actionable Priorities to align training providers to support employers upskill their staff and fill vacancies.  


West London Skills Summit 2023

The West London Skills Summit took place at the University of West London on 25 January 2023 with over 200 participants from employers, teaching and training institutions, trade bodies and intermediaries in the area. They convened to discuss the issues in matching employers’ needs with future skills delivery, which, in turn, will support the West London Annex to the London Local Skills Improvement Plan to be delivered to the Department for Education in March 2023.

West London Youth Careers Summit 2023

The West London Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) identified a need for much greater collaboration between local leaders and organisations from all sectors, to improve the employment prospects of young people in West London and address local skills gaps. The West London Youth Careers Summit on 9 November 2023 at Wembley Stadium brought together key stakeholders from across West London to share good practices, explore challenges and establish alliances that will drive action in response to this need.

It was convened and delivered by: Spark!,  West London AllianceWest London Careers Hub and West London Business. The collective long-term goal of summit convenors is to make West London the best place in the country for youth employment. The summit was supported by West London colleges and HM Government through the LSIF.

To find out more about West London Business’ work on skills and employment contact Anna Gration.