Jun 2017

FREE Tailor Made Training for Employees in West Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

With a buoyant jobs market its 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 Ltd and Ixion who’re providing bespoke, face to face courses in a range of subjects covering Digital Media, Management, ICT, Finance and Business Services. With funding 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 this free training support is available for staff of established businesses.  The criteria the companies have to meet isn’t onerous and Opportunity 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 employee and staff retention is good, for both morale, and the profitability of a company.”

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

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 or call 07788 508520.

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