The Employees’ Support for Skills project within the Solent area focusses 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:

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

Find out more from one of our learners who has been on the programme

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