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COVID-19

Find out about the advice and support available to employees, employers and businesses on our Coronavirus Information for Businesses webpage.

Brexit business advice

Brexit4Business are offering Cambridgeshire businesses free advice and workshops on preparing for Brexit.

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
  • Logistics
  • IT and Digital
  • Health and Social Care
  • Construction

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.

Procurement workshops

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 openforbusiness@scambs.gov.uk.

Business Newsletter

Our Open for Business newsletter is an e-newsletter that offers practical ideas, tailored advice, news and information to help start, grow, manage and run a business in South Cambridgeshire.

Read the current issue of Open for Business

Sign up now to receive our Business Newsletter.

Simply provide us with your contact details and regularly receive the Open For Business newsletter direct to your inbox, as well as email updates on:

  • Financing and funding opportunities
  • Contracts and tenders from the Council and its partners
  • Updates on key infrastructure or new developments
  • Support for businesses
  • Awards and competitions
  • Local business news
  • Opportunities to let us know how we have support South Cambridgeshire's businesses to thrive

Upcoming events

Find out about the events that are taking place in our area during the next couple of months on the following websites:

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