Skills Advisory Network

The SCR Skills Advisory Network (SAN) is an employer-led local partnership, established in 2020 to strengthen the link between public and private sector employers, local authorities, colleges and universities and to consolidate and improve knowledge on skills and labour market needs.

The Skills Advisory Network has a key remit around evidence. This includes shaping the focus of Education, Skills and Employment data within the Sheffield City Region Intelligence Hub. It will use and update evidence such as the evidence base for the Strategic Economic Plan. Data and reporting will soon be available to access via this website.

The Skills Advisory Network aims to strengthen the relationship between employers and education or training providers in local areas. The panels will use robust labour market analysis to understand skills needs and supply. It will address priorities effectively, improving productivity and the local economy.

The Skills Advisory Network is a major opportunity to drive forward further change and deliver results with employers at the forefront. It will give businesses the opportunity to influence the future of skills in Sheffield City Region. The network will involve a Virtual Employer Forum to help us more fully understand the needs of employers.

If you have any questions about the Skills Advisory Network or would like to join the Virtual Employer Forum, please contact