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Skills Support for the Workforce

Is your business facing a skills shortage

Skills Support for the Workforce is a new programme that funds staff training and development.

Skills Support for the Workforce is a new programme that helps your businesses develop skilled employees through funded training and development, supporting their progression, while helping your organisation develop the skills levels you need to compete locally and globally.

There are hundreds of courses that are funded through the Skills for the Workforce programme. Call us to see how we can support you.


What’s it about?

Businesses often talk about how hard it is to hire people with the skills that they need. That there is a lot of competition for the best employees and that they lose their skilled staff to competitors.

Skills Support for the Workforce can help your business overcome these issues by upskilling your workforce. It offers a wide variety of training to suit your development needs.

Our skills advisers can support you by working with you to assess your skills requirements and find the right training courses for you. We will help you at every step and will complete all the paperwork so that you can get on with the important day to day running of your business.

Priority sectors include, health and social care, logistics, food and drink, manufacturing, visitor economy, construction, science and engineering, creative, retail, warehousing, transport, high-performance technology, fashion and textiles and financial and business services, water and energy.

We offer you impartial advice and help you find the best training to suit your business needs.

What sort of training is available?

There are a wide range of options from non- accredited to accredited qualifications, short or longer courses at varying levels. We can offer maths and English, management training and specialist industry qualifications.


High quality training

We are working with dedicated partners who are committed to delivering the highest quality training to suit your business needs.


Why should I train my staff?

Training your staff shows that you are committed to their development and progression. Offering clear progression and promotions routes tells them that you value and appreciate them. It shows that you want them to succeed and that you want them to grow alongside your business. The benefits for you are greater staff motivation and commitment to your business, increased retention levels, less staff sickness.

Training can help increase productivity and profitability.  It enables your business to be more competitive and meet its business objectives.

  • Increased profitability
  • Improved productivity
  • Increased staff motivation
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Improved skills levels
  • Greater competitiveness
  • Reduced wastage


Eligibility

If your business is based in Northamptonshire, Essex or Greater Cambridgeshire, Great Peterborough LEP area, then Skills Support for the Workforce can offer training to your staff. Employees receiving the training must be aged 17+ and there is no upper age limit.

How to get involved?

Call us on 01923 698 449 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more or make an appointment with one of our Skills Advisers.