Skills Support

Develop the skills you need to grow your business. Our organisational development specialists are an extension of your HR resource, identifying opportunities to grow your own talent, saving you time and money. 

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01249 477 288

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Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship allows people to work and train at the same time and is a great way to give your business a competitive edge. Find out how an Apprenticeship can help your business grow.

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Resourcing

Do you find it difficult to recruit new talent to your business? We offer free organisational development support to help fill existing vacancies or advise on long term talent acquisition strategy.

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Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart scheme provides a fully funded opportunity for businesses to provide employment to 16-24 years old, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

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News

Events

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HR Planning for the road ahead – Covid and the future
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Planning for the road ahead – Covid, Furlough and the future
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Community Events
FREE INTERMEDIATE SPREADSHEETS LIVE TRAINING ONLINE COURSE
Online event FREE Hosted by Skills Ladder Ltd
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Why apprenticeships are good for your business
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Find out how to get fully funded employees
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Planning for the road ahead - Business after Furlough
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Dyslexia - as an entrepreneur and in the workplace
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Effective alternatives to permanent staff
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Directors' responsibilities: bitesize webinar 5
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Directors' responsibilities: bitesize webinar 4
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Insights

GH Webinar
Beyond furlough: the future for your business
Consider your (many) options. Plan ahead. Don't assume the worse. Kathryn Roynon, HR Director outlines the many positive options for your busines...
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Why you should have a People Strategy
Kiki Kirby, HR expert and business consultant and coach, outlines some key actions to make effective changes to help get the best out of the people in...
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Why better health means better business
When we talk about wellbeing at work, what do we really mean and does it really make businesses more profitable? If it does, how do we know? Rosie R...
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Leadership is an Art – “To be great we must practise every day”
Leadership is an Art – “To be great we must practise every day” (quote by Max De Pree)
GH Webinar
Looking After Your Mental Health at Work
How can we come to terms with 2020 and prepare for the challenges of 2021?
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Providers currently offering free training
Setting up and Running a Payroll System
A brief guide to payroll systems
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Apprenticeships: A cost effective route to obtaining and retaining a skilled wor...
Potentially a fully funded path to hundreds of apprenticeship qualifications.
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SMEs & Apprenticeships: Recruiting a Balanced Approach
Navigating apprenticeships from an SME perspective in Swindon & Wiltshire.
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Has staff retention been a problem in January?
How to keep staff following the festive period.

Resources

Resources

Apprenticeship Case Studies

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Apprenticeship case studies from various apprentices talking about their experiences on the Work Wiltshire website.

Apprenticeship Stories
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Apprenticeship Vacancies; South West

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A list of apprenticeship vacancies available in the South West.

Current Apprenticeships
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CITB Training, development and business support

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CITB Training, apprentices, grants and funding

citb.co.uk
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Enterprise Adviser Network

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The Swindon and Wiltshire Enterprise Adviser Network helps create powerful, lasting connections between our local businesses, schools and colleges.

enterprise-adviser-network
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Labour Market Intelligence (LMI)

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Work Wiltshire provides labour market intelligence linked to 6 priority sectors, to give users useful local employment information. It also provides links to the Government websites to give a national perspective.

Local-Employment-Information
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Skills Support for the Workforce

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Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within SMEs in Swindon & Wiltshire.

serco.com
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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for those involved in personnel, training and development. Tel: (020) 8612 6200

cipd.co.uk
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UCAS - At the heart of connecting people to higher education

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UCAS is an independent charity providing information, advice, and admissions services to inspire and facilitate educational progression. UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education.

UCAS
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Women in Rural Enterprise

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WiRE Networks (Women in Rural Enterprise) provides the opportunity to share knowledge, ideas, expertise and generate business growth through referrals.

wireuk.org/networks
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Work Wiltshire

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Wiltshire Council's Employment & Skills Service, providing information to employers via the Routes to Employment and Skills for Young people teams.

WorkWiltshire
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Apprenticeship Information For Employers

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Information on Apprenticeships for Employers

Workwiltshire.co.uk/information-for-employers/apprenticeships/
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Be Involved

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Be Involved is a Swindon & Wiltshire initiative enabling employers to support the employability of our young people and the future workforce.

workwiltshire.co.uk/beinvolved
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Engineering Employers Federation (EEF), The Manufacturers' Organisation

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A membership organisation the EEF is the representative voice of British manufacturing, both in the UK and Europe.

eef.org.uk
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Guide to apprenticeships in Wiltshire (Work Wiltshire)

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A comprehensive guide to all apprenticeship information relevant to Wiltshire including types of apprenticeships, industries, current vacancies and links to further information

Apprenticeships
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Redundancy payments helpline

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Redundancy payments helpline Tel: 0330 331 0020

gov.uk/redundancy-payments-helpline
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Technology for work-based learning (Jisc)

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Across the UK, work-based learning providers are facing the challenge of using technology to support teaching, learning and assessment across curriculum areas in working environments. Providers need to develop flexible and appropriate methods of course delivery and assessment, and technology can support access to ‘any time any place’ learning that is essential for learners in the work place

Technology for work-based learning
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Traineeships in Swindon and Wiltshire

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Information and guidance on Traineeships available through Work Wiltshire

Traineeships
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Visiting a School

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Information for employers visiting a School

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Work Experience

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Guidance for employers on work experience

Work-Experience
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Training Providers

We are proud to be working with our network of providers, offering the very best and most appropriate training solutions for businesses based in Swindon and Wiltshire.

Universities


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Private providers


Let's talk

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If you are looking to grow the skills in your business and would like to find out more about how we can help you on your journey, contact us now.

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