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Online Careers Resources

Now, more than ever, young people must continue to receive good quality careers education so they feel ready to enter the world of work. To help, we've collated online careers resources.

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Growth Curve:

Our Growth Curve programme is designed to help high-growth companies by providing university-led masterclasses for business leaders, one to one sessions with business advisers and funding. This programme has been fully updated to consider the COVID-19 business environment.

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Connected Business Support

Our Growth Hub advisers give local business owners and managers information advice and support to review business priorities, make decisions and progress plans.

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Community Grants

The Community Grants programme, which offers VCSE organisations up to £20,000 to help local people back into work, will re-open for applications on 17 August 2020.

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Rebuilding our economy

In 2019, the South East Midlands was one of the fastest-growing areas in England, already contributing some £50 billion p.a. to the UK economy. Whilst there is still great uncertainty around the economic impact of COVID19, our area is resilient

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Who we are

Our mission is to build on the South East Midlands reputation as a premier location for growth, innovation, creativity and world-leading technologies, which will result in a doubling of the area’s GVA by 2050.

Take a look at the people and organisations in the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).

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Working with employers, education providers and young people to nurture the pipeline of talented people with the attributes and skills needed for our dynamic economy.


Supporting businesses directly to start-up and grow. We boost innovation and enterprise, facilitate trade and attract business investment into the area.


Attracting and delivering investment into the area to help our local businesses to thrive, people to prosper and our places to flourish.



SEMLEP has a key role in setting the economic priorities for the South East Midlands. Our strategies set out the strengths and investment needs for our innovative, resilient and inclusive economy. 

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SEMLEP Investments

SEMLEP works with several partners to deliver investment in the South East Midlands. Discover some of the projects that boost innovation, develop people and enhance our places.

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MAHLE Powertrain: Road to Zero vehicle testing facility 

This project will provide an R&D facility to engineer the next generation transport technology, central to the government’s Road to Zero strategy, with the development of a new test chamber at MAHLE Powertrain in Northampton.

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Vulcan Works

Central to the cultural quarter in Northampton Town Centre, the Vulcan Ironworks will transform a largely derelict building into a business and learning space for creative industries.

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Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre

This is a state-of-the-art facility at the Northampton College Booth Lane Campus, supports learners to develop the skills needed for the most up-to-date construction and engineering technologies.

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Enterprise Centre East Northants

The new Enterprise Centre will offer start-up and growing businesses first-rate flexible workspace and business support when the new £8 million state-of-the-art facility opens at Warth Park, Raunds in Spring 2020.

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MK Gallery

This project supported the transformation of Milton Keynes Gallery, enabling a doubled gallery space, facilities for cinema, performance and events, dedicated education and community facilities and a new cafe.

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MK:U Educational Acceleration in Digital Skills

This project will enable MK:U to pilot four courses to 500 students, three years ahead of the proposed opening of its permanent site in central Milton Keynes.

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Smart Commuting 

This scheme sees improvements to junctions along key corridors in Northampton town centre, resulting in improved journey times and reliability.

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Make the connection

Our area is where progressive companies come to collaborate, to innovate and to succeed. The area’s connectivity and high-quality environment has, over decades, attracted highly skilled people into businesses and research institutions that now lead innovation in some of the UK’s fastest-growing, high technology sectors.

By investing in people, places and business, the South East Midlands is where we create opportunity.

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