The Skills Support for the Workforce project within the Solent area focuses on supporting organisations with fewer than 250 employees (SMEs). The aim is to support businesses with free training needs analysis and higher level skills to upskill the workforce with eligible learners over the age of 18.  The service will support all SMEs but will have a particular focus in those SMEs in the Solent LEP priority sectors such as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Marine
  • Aerospace
  • Renewable Energy
  • Environmental Technologies
  • Composites
  • Construction
  • Transport & Logistics

The project is delivered through a skilled network of subcontractors who are:

HIT Training

City College Southampton

Stafford Rhodes Training and Development

Trade Assessments Ltd

A typical offer to businesses consists of:

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

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