Employers have a unique role to play in preparing our current and future workforce for the opportunities and challenges ahead. Our Skills Advisers will guide you through the options for funded skills development. There are a wide range of programmes in the Government’s Plan for Jobs, as well as local authority initiatives to help employers.
Contact our Skills Advisers today or alternatively please complete the form below and an adviser will be in contact.
I want to:
Train my existing workforce
Increase productivity, performance and employee engagement by ensuring your team is trained to deliver at their full potential. With a wider range of options and delivery techniques than ever before, training has never been more accessible. Speak to our skills advisers about what might work for your team and what funded options might be available.
Effective recruitment can have a huge impact on business results – especially in a tight labour market. Exploring different recruitment techniques can help with diversity and inclusion, which is proven to drive innovation, creativity and resilience in your business. Talk to our skills advisers about funded programmes to support your recruitment efforts.
Creating work placements, work experience or internships is good for your business as well as the participant. Providing essential first experiences of work will help develop a “pipeline” of skills for the future and will mean employers will have a bigger pool of candidates to choose from. While skills shortages are experienced across the board, providing experiences of work will help to narrow the gap. It also provides your employees with a chance to develop their supervision and mentoring skills. Talk to our skills advisers about support for work experience in your area.
Grants and funding
The Government’s Plan for Jobs: what does it mean for your business? Support is available for skills development through the various programmes in the Plan for Jobs. We can guide you to local support for these programmes as well as any local funding for training and skills development. The role of the Growth Hub skills advisers is to help you navigate what is available and what will work best for the growth of your business.
Supporting my staff
From mental health and wellbeing training to retirement planning, our skills advisers have a clear oversight of support that is available to help you look after your most valuable assets – your people.
“We were struggling to find a suitable candidate for a sales and marketing role. I reapproached the New Anglia Growth Hub and was introduced to Lindsay. She has stayed patient with us and has so many contacts with training companies, local colleges and recruiters. I’m pleased that in January 2022, we have a new sales and marketing administrator starting with us and we’re looking to facilitate her Level 3 Marketing qualification. As an added bonus, we’ve been able to claim the £3,000 apprentice funding to help her on her way.”