Jan 2017

FREE Tailor Made Training for Employees in West Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

With a buoyant jobs market it's important employers keep their workforce motivated and one way to achieve this is to provide training to enable staff to develop their knowledge and skills.

Presently, there is a fully funded skills training initiative to support local employers.

MENTA are working in association with Opportunities Workshops and Ixion who’re providing bespoke face to face and online courses in a range of subjects covering Digital Media, Management, ICT, Finance and Business Services. With funds from the European Social Fund and the Skills Agency, courses vary from half day workshops to fully accredited training programmes to support lifelong learning and business growth and innovation.

Alex Till, chief executive of MENTA said, “I think it’s fantastic that there is free training support available for staff of established businesses.  The criteria the companies have to meet isn’t onerous and Opportunities Workshops project manager, Sarah Rands visits each business, free of charge to find out in detail what staff need to upskill and feel valued.

“It costs a great deal in hard cash and time to find the right full-time and part-time employees and everything that can be done to ensure staff retention is good, for both morale and the profit of a company.”

To be considered, companies must have between 10 and 250 employees and operate within the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP which includes Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill.

There are no limits as to the number of employees a company might consider for courses.

This training programme has been initiated by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills operating through the Skills Funding Agency and in association with the European Social Fund.

To find out more contact Opportunities Workshops project manager, Sarah Rands at srands@oppworks.co.uk or call 07788 508520.

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