Ambition Southend

What do we want to know?: 

The skills and labour market support system is well developed in Southend-on-Sea. The key institutions and partnerships are illustrated in the document.

These include:

  • primary, junior and secondary schools,
  • FE colleges,
  • universities,
  • the South East LEP,
  • the Opportunity South Essex (OSE) Partnership and
  • the Southend Business Partnership (SBP).

Many local businesses are also important providers of skills development activity in the borough.

The paper seeks to analyse and draw together key findings from the research to identify key priorities to improve the local skills system. The paper has been informed by findings from an evidence review and series of initial consultation meetings. It forms an important part of the ongoing consultation process.


We are seeking your written response to the questions included in the paper by Friday 22nd December 2017. These should be emailed to:

Please visit for the consultation papers and further information.

Public drop in sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Mon 13th November 9.15-10.45am – Room 6, Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SP
  • Weds 15th November 4.30-7pm – The Foyer, The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1NS
  • Thurs 16th November 1.30-3.30pm – Friars Centre’s Centre, Constable Way, Shoeburyness, SS3 9XX
Summary Of Results: 

Thank you to all of those who have responded to the Skills Strategy consultation to date.  Your input is critical to enable us to create a strategy that meets the needs of Southend.

Our next step is to draft a strategy document that considers all of the input we have received to date.  Following the document drafting, we will be discussing the final document with the relevant Council boards and meetings. 

We aim to publish the final document on the website in Summer 2018.

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Consultation fieldwork start date02 October 2017
Consultation fieldwork end date22 December 2017
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