The County Council has issued a final call for businesses to outline their skills needs.

Northumberland County Council is currently running The Employer Skills Survey, an online survey of businesses, which has been designed to help the council and partner agencies to determine the right training, development and skills programmes to put in place to help businesses recover from Covid-19.

Cllr Wojciech Ploszaj, Cabinet Member for Business at Northumberland County Council, said: “As we move towards economic recovery in our county following Covid-19, we are very keen to support businesses in meeting skills gaps that they may have.

“We want to hear from as many businesses as possible so that we can understand their recruitment skills needs.

“We have a new deadline for this survey and I urge business owners to complete it. Even if you don’t have specific needs now it will help us to track requirements over time.

“As the economy moves towards fully opening up, responses will be used to help the Council and partners agencies to best support current and future skills and recruitment needs.”

Employers can visit to complete the survey, which closes on Monday, July 19.