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Free tailored training to fit your business needs 

As part of a new government funded project, small to medium-sized businesses* (SMEs) operating in Berkshire can now access free training for members of staff over 16 years old (and resident in the UK/EU) to help upskill their workforce.

The Skills for the Workforce programme, which runs until June 2018, is designed to boost the skills of the local workforce and help local businesses like yours to be more productive and competitive. All of the training partners in this programme have years of experience of working with business in a wide range of sectors, and can ensure your workforce is equipped with the skills it needs to keep your business competitive.

Training will be delivered on a flexible, modular basis and will be tailored to the needs of your company and employees. Programmes can include accredited units, certificates or diplomas as well as non-accredited training, which will be delivered at your workplace and local partner facilities. Employees will then have the opportunity to go on to complete a full, industry-recognised qualification, such as an apprenticeship, providing more in-depth knowledge and forming the basis for further training opportunities at higher levels.


Employers can access training for their employees in a range of areas including management and team leading, innovation and business development, IT and specific industry-related skills to meet the requirements of their business. Other key sectors and roles include: IT systems administrators, lab technicians, pharmacy technicians, care workers, nursing assistants, warehouse operatives, engineering technicians, LGV drivers, chefs and hospitality supervisors.

The business benefits:

  • fully-funded training
  • address skills gaps
  • flexible training to minimise downtime
  • training tailored to your business needs
  • increase staff retention
  • improve productivity

The Skills for the Workforce programme is part of the Employees Support in Skills project, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

To benefit from this offer and see how the pieces can fall into place for your business, please call
01753 443855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a free consultation.

*Businesses who have less than 250 full-time equivalent employees.

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