If you are an employer looking to recruit new employees or upskill your current workforce there are a range of local, funded programmes and initiatives that can assist you.
Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)
A programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses.
The Government Skills Toolkit
Want to learn a new skill while at home? Find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in the Skills Toolkit.
The High Level Skills Programme
This programme which is based at Nottingham Trent University, offers SMEs dedicated support, advice and funding to help you up-skill your employees and access the wealth of graduate talent in the area.
Nottingham Trent University also offers the wider business community a number of ways to access their talent including advertising your jobs online, on-campus activities and jobs fairs.
Recruiting an apprentice can provide your business with an opportunity to grow your own talent through on the job training leading to an industry recognised qualification across a range of sectors from accounting, business and law to construction, engineering and transport.
Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP)
Sector-based work academies help prepare those receiving unemployment benefits to apply for jobs in a different area of work. Placements are designed to help meet your immediate and future recruitment needs as well as to recruit a workforce with the right skills to sustain and grow your business. SWAP is administered by your local Jobcentre Plus.
Vision West Notts College
The dedicated employer engagement team, Vision Business, work with businesses as a partner in your organisation’s talent planning process offering holistic, flexible training and recruitment solutions at all levels.
Futures for Businesses
Work with employers to provide advice and guidance around training, apprenticeships, funding, employment and recruitment, workforce planning and professional development.
The D2N2 Skills Service
An independent, impartial and confidential service supporting businesses to understand and plan their current and future skills needs. It connects businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to the most appropriate support across the D2N2 Growth Hub and beyond.
Nottinghamshire County Council Employment and Skills Portal
Whether you're working, recently furloughed or looking for a job, this portal has all the information and links to keep you up to date and help you access support.
DBC Training offers fully digitalised learning within the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area through a range of fully funded online qualifications and CPD courses to help support businesses and develop workforces.
Their digital courses range from programmes in IT such as Excel and ECDL, to fully funded level 2 qualifications such as The Principles of Team Leading and Lean Organisational Management Techniques.