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Brexit business advice
Brexit4Business are offering Cambridgeshire businesses free advice and workshops on preparing for Brexit. Upcoming events include:
- EU Settlement Workshop, Cambridge, 18/03/2020
- Import and Export Workshop, Cambridge, 18/03/2020
If you'd like to speak to an adviser you can complete an online form.
Skills training for employees
Fully funded bespoke training for employers and their employees is available to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough.
The Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme run by Serco focuses on upskilling employees in the following key priority sectors:
- Agriculture & Food
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Life Sciences
- IT and Digital
- Health and Social Care
The training is flexible and businesses can select full qualifications or mix and match individual units that are directly relevant to their work. Training could cover subjects such as IT and digital skills, leadership and management or more vocationally relevant courses.
Previous SSW programme participants have benefited from increased employee confidence, motivation and productivity and improved employee loyalty and retention.
Support for business to employ apprentices
The new Greater Cambridge Apprenticeship Service (GCAPPS) supports companies who are looking to employ apprentices. The service will support any type of apprenticeship but especially in the much sought after STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths.
If you are interested in taking on an apprentice, Cambridge Regional College will support you by helping you to establish how your skills gaps could be filled with apprentices, to find the right training provider, and to understand charges, grants and other considerations.
South Cambridgeshire District Council is offering workshops that will provide a chance for local businesses to:
- Talk to our Procurement Officer
- Hear from him what makes a good tender
- Understand how social value can add value
- Work through our forms to help you to successfully quote for work in future
If you would like to attend our next workshop let us know at email@example.com.
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