Businesses in the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough area to benefit from a £3.7 million skills training fund.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough are urged to take advantage of a £3.7 million skills training fund to upskill their workforce.
The programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.
The training is delivered as part of the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme, which Serco’s Employment, Skills & Enterprise business is managing across Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough.
Under the 28-month programme which launched in April, Serco will work in partnership with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Business Board – the Local Enterprise Partnership – to provide skills development in the priority sectors identified in the Combined Authority’s various strategic programmes.
- Agriculture & Food
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Life Sciences
- IT & Digital
- Health & Social Care
The SSW programme covering Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough also offers support and training for individuals at risk of redundancy or those who have been made redundant within the last three months.
Rob Matts, Head of Skills Support for the Workforce at Serco, said:
“I am delighted that Serco has been selected by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to manage the SSW programme in the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough area in partnership with the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.
“I would urge businesses or individuals that may be facing redundancy, to get in touch with our team and take advantage of the funded training on offer. We look forward to enabling many more businesses to take advantage of SSW training to upskill their staff and grow their businesses.”
Businesses can visit www.serco-ssw.com to find out if they are eligible for funded training through Skills Support for the Workforce.