Tees Valley Business is keen to help your business develop its workforce to reach their potential.
Through our key delivery partners, NBSL and Calderdale College, we offer support to businesses to develop their leadership and management capacity, as well as to upskill their workforce.
Almost £7million is now available for SMEs in Tees Valley to access training.
Delivered by Calderdale College and working through a network of locally based, professional training providers, our Skills Support for the Workforce project offers fully funded training to help SMEs fill skill gaps, raise productivity and boost business growth.
We can help businesses develop and implement bespoke training programmes which will help to meet their growth ambitions by satisfying their workforce’s immediate and long term skills need.
If you are an SME based in Tees Valley, you may be eligible for free training through the Skills Support for the Workforce project. Training is funded by the European Social Fund and the Skills Funding Agency.
Please be aware we are at this time only accepting electronic applications, postal applications will not be considered, please ensure your application form is sent to the Project Team inbox: Project.Team@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk
In the extraordinary times we find ourselves in due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Tees Valley Combined Authority would like to support businesses to help them retain as many apprentices as possible and ensure their employment continues.
We still have grant support available, the details of which can be found below. If you are a business that employs apprentices, you can find more information about Government support and guidance for employers by clicking here.
Tees Valley Combined Authority is continuing to support Apprenticeships in Tees Valley and will be offering a new Grant for Apprenticeship starts from 1st February 2020.
Tees Valley Combined Authority supports the creation of Apprenticeships in the Tees Valley areas of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees. The support is designed to assist employers who are committed to creating new Apprenticeships or progressing their existing Apprentice onto a higher level of Apprenticeship.
Apprentices must start their learning from 1st February 2020, the Apprenticeship training must be provided by a training provider approved by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
The Grant supports SMEs who create Apprenticeships in sectors facing high demand and growth from employers as identified in the Tees Valley Strategic Economic Plan.
The Priority Sectors being supported by the Grant are:
WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE?
Apprenticeship Support Grant is available to SMEs identified by Tees Valley Combined Authority as being in one of the above Priority Sectors:
For any employers who do not fall into one of the above Priority Sectors, the following Grant is available:
The employer and Apprentice must meet the following criteria:
**Tees Valley Combined Authority will determine if your company falls within one of our identified priority sectors
For more information and to apply click here.
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