Skills West

Attract, train and retain the right people

Cost: Free

The Skills West service from Business West provides free impartial, quality skills advice.

Available From: 01/02/2017
Available Till: 31/07/2018

Your people are key to productivity and business growth. Here in the West of England our low unemployment rate often means businesses struggle to find employees with the correct skills. This is where we can help.

Our skills advisers will help to identify and tackle skills gaps in your business. We’ll connect you with local and national training providers to ensure you get the most relevant, quality training.

Whether you’re looking to take on an apprentice, up-skill your existing staff or attract new staff with the right skills and knowledge, we can signpost you to organisations and funding which most businesses don’t even know exist.

Our free impartial skills support provides:

  • advice on new apprenticeship standards and funding, covering 90% of training costs
  • help to identify your skills and training needs
  • advice on the best training solutions for your business
  • access to relevant training providers
  • guidance on how to attract and retain the best people
  • advice on how to raise the profile of your employment opportunities

This fully funded service is exclusive to businesses based in the West of England and is only available for a limited time.


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This service is a partnership with the Western Training Provider Network and local and national training providers. 

Skills West is funded through the European Social Fund and Education & Skills Funding Agency and commissioned by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.


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