Learning and Skills


Learning and Skills by SERIOA highly skilled workforce is essential for growth. The ambitious targets laid out in the Leitch Review of Skills are a clear indication of the task confronting many localities, attempting to compete in the global knowledge economy. It is no surprise that this is a growing area of work for SERIO.

With a track record in economic intelligence and analysis, SERIO has carried out a significant body of learning and skills work. We have worked with Local Authorities, Employment and Skills partnerships and delivery organisations to inform policy, develop skills interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of skills focused projects and programmes. We also have a good understanding of the importance of a skilled workforce for innovation and growth.

Examples of our recent work includes a sector skills audit and skills provision mapping that identified the skills needs and gaps of businesses, and compared this with existing skills provision. Members of our team have also been closely involved with the development of ESF Programmes, and their implementation, and we have evaluated a wide range of ESF and SFA funded skills interventions.

For information about other learning and skills projects that SERIO have delivered please see Our Successes.

SERIO to undertake a Skills Audit across Plymouth and its Travel to Work AreaSERIO have been commissioned by Plymouth City Council to carry out a Skills Audit to better understand the educational offer and skills provision available within Plymouth.
SERIO in Public ServantAn article examining the potential for a private sector-led economic recovery in Plymouth, based on research by SERIO, was published in the March issue of Public Servant.

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Our Expertise

Our expertise

Our core interdisciplinary team includes experts from a variety of backgrounds and we are unique in our ability to draw on specific expert knowledge for each and every project.

Part of Plymouth University, we collaborate with academics from across the institution, as well as other external specialists, in order to provide clients with the best possible expertise and insight


Our Successes

Our successes


SERIO has built a strong track record, working across our key services and areas of expertise. Find out more about the expert knowledge and practical solutions we have provided in previous projects, and the clients we have helped across the private, public and social purpose sectors.