Case study: Stretching skills to start a business

The challenge With 60% of new UK start-ups closing their doors within three years*, starting your own venture and making it a success is extremely difficult, especially if you have little or even no previous business experience. It’s even more of a personal and potential financial risk if you are leaving an accomplished career to take this leap. That was … Read More

Tees Valley Tackling the Skills Shortage

Tees Valley are tackling the skills shortage. By 2024, 17,000 new jobs will be available in Tees Valley. 50% of jobs created will require higher level technical and digital skills.

Success Story – Ways2Work

A B Steel Services Centre Ltd are a manufacturing company based in Rotherham they specialise in steel and stainless steel. They have recently accessed fully funded training through the Workplace Learning programme. Ways 2 Work approached A B Steel Services to assess their training needs. After their needs were identified they were offered a course on Warehouse and Storage Principals. … Read More

Management training gives Leicester charity worker skills to support her workforce

The challenge Returning to work after having time out to raise a family can be daunting and, when it involves managing a team of people, often the challenge can seem overwhelming. This was the position that Gillian Coleman found herself in when she started working at the Zinthiya Trust, a small Leicester-based charity offering support and advice to women and … Read More

Career progression now available for Priscilla Spooner thanks to fully funded training

The Challenge Career progression has been in Priscilla Spooner’s sights for some time. Having worked her way up from apprentice to manager at Limelight Hair and Beauty, in Warrington Priscilla, now wants to develop her options. However, funding a career development course can be a challenge for an individual working in a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). The Solution The … Read More

Food and leadership training helps deliver improved level of care for residents

The Challenge It’s not just medical training that’s important when you work in health and social care sector. Caring for the old and vulnerable requires a special set of skills and, as well as the medical training required for staff, there is a wider set of general skills and knowledge required to ensure a team is delivering the best care … Read More

Kennings improves team knowledge and efficiency through fully funded training

The Challenge Goole-based Kennings Building Supplies now employs 60 staff and has a long-standing reputation in the community as an Aladdin’s cave for building, DIY and gardening supplies to meet the needs of Goole residents and employers. To support its reputation for good products it looked to invest in improving the experience for customers by upskilling its staff in business … Read More