Below you will see help on recruitment and improving your skills and knowledge and those of your people. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us.
Skills and Employment
There’s a wide range of support and advice available if you are looking to provide training for your employees or recruiting new people. This includes information on apprenticeships, hiring graduates, and other employment services if you are a new employer or growing your existing teams.
A smart platform which connects entrepreneurs with volunteer business professionals for free 1:1 and small group mentoring and highly personalised business support.
Available for small businesses and charities.
CIBT Into Work grant
Grants for completed work experience for an individual on an approved further education course, where the work experience started on or after 1 September 2023, and subsequent grant for three-months completed direct employment.
£500 work experience grant paid on completion of work experience.
£1,000 employment grant paid following three-months completed direct employment, for an individual who had earlier completed the work experience.
Building your skills pipeline
Building the Workforce of the Future webinar sets out why businesses need to think about developing a skills pipeline and shows how different small and medium-sized businesses have utilised various opportunities, such as apprenticeships, T levels, internships and working with schools.
DWP Support with employee health and disability service
Free, guided support for employers and managers when dealing with absence, employee health concerns and disabilities to support people to remain in work.
– Guided information for employers to help support disability or health conditions in a range of common workplace situations.
– Help on legal obligations, including reasonable adjustments.
– Links to more detailed resources.
In-work progression support
DWP wants to support those on very-low incomes and help with opportunities to increase their earnings.
District Progression Leads are there to
help employers consider new and
practical working practices to aid
employee progression, enhancing existing employee retention rates and
attracting new staff.
They can help you think creatively about how to support your staff.
The Skills Toolkit
This online platform gives people the opportunity to build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.
From computer essentials and practical maths to digital marketing, coding, leadership and project management, there’s something for everyone.
Courses come from top quality providers including The Open University, Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
As an employer you have legal responsibilities when it comes to recruiting and managing your employees. These organisations can help.
Expanding your team? There is plenty of support out there for local companies. Start with these organisations.
If you want to take on young people for work experience or have a project that would suit a student contact these organisations and universities.