Grow your business by

upskilling your existing


Have your staff got the right skills to do
their job?

We can help you do things Differently

The Skills Support for the Workforce Programme is a free service, created to help small to medium-sized employers turn their business growth plans into reality by upskilling their existing workforce.

We work with employers to identify their skills gaps and recommend bespoke training plans which will give their workforce the skills they need to grow the business. And the best bit – we even deliver the training for free.


Develop your staff at no extra cost

Flexible training plans, designed to help your business grow

Range of courses to suit most needs

We work with small to medium sized businesses in Tees Valley, York, North Yorkshire & East Riding of Yorkshire

Michael Weeks, Yoga

Making an

I am so thankful for the SSW programme in helping me kickstart my business.

Michael Weeks, Yoga Mike


Tees Valley


Since our launch in 2016

We've had a Big Impact

We’ve provided 2800 employers and 9300 individuals with free training. Some of these individuals have gone on to receive promotions at work and 86% of employers on the current programme are expecting to see increased turnover.



to date






How does
it work?

Choose your area; Tees Valley or York, North Yorkshire & East Riding and fill in the form .

If you’re eligible, one of our skills solutions designers will visit you to carry out a training needs analysis. 

We’ll then get to work designing and delivering your training plan.

Skills Support for Redundancy

Are you eligible for support?

Are you an employer undergoing restructuring or business closure with employees at risk of redundancy (or where formal consultation has commenced) with business premises in York, North Yorkshire, East Riding or Tees Valley region?

Are you an individual who has recently been made redundant (within the last three months) and residing within the York, North Yorkshire, East Riding or Tees Valley region?

If so, you may be eligible for free support through European Social Funding to support you (as an employer) or an individual to brush up on existing skills or re-skill in a new area to progress or gain employment.

Explore some of our course areas

Leadership &

Digital Marketing
& Social Media