Skills Support for the Workforce


Are you a company that would like to develop your workforce, providing intermediate, technical and higher level training?

The Skills Support for the Workforce programme has been designed to do exactly that, at no cost to your business. To increase growth and productivity in the region and to create a prosperous future, we need to invest in up-skilling our existing staff now. Start here!

What and who is the aim of this scheme?

The aim is to support businesses with free training needs analysis and higher level skills to up-skill the workforce with eligible learners over the age of 16. The service will support businesses who are restructuring. This service can also support individuals who have recently been made redundant with a range of both accredited and non-accredited learning activity, to help the individual progress into work, education or apprenticeship.

What sectors does it apply to?

The service covers all sectors, with particular emphasis on the following: Marine & Maritime, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Aerospace & Defence, Construction, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Digital & Creative Industries, Oil & Gas, Clean Green Tech, As well as enabling sectors such as Transport & Logistics

What is the typical offering?

  • Organisational training need analysis
  • An Initial Assessment of skills within the business
  • Bespoke training for eligible employees
  • Support to help your employees progress in work, further education or an apprenticeship
  • A range of learning activity both accredited and non-accredited  

To find out more about “Skills Support for the Workforce” email us today, click here

This project is co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESfA), funding is available to businesses.



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