At The Source, we know it’s difficult for you to know if your staff have the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their role. That’s why we work with businesses across the region to ensure you have the support you need.
We will work with you to highlight areas where training is required and build a structured learning plan to help your business grow.
This could be in a range of topic areas such as English or maths, health and safety or computer skills.
It is important to us that you get the skills support you need to encourage growth within your industry and within the local economy.
Adult Skills Gap
The 2019 Adult Skills Gap report by the Government found that low paid adults with the lowest qualifications were the least likely workers to access training, despite being the group that would find it the most beneficial. In 2017, 8% of low paid workers accessed training within their business.
The report also found that many companies tend to invest their training into highly-skilled workers and managers rather than the lower skilled or manual workers, meaning that the UK’s spend on vocational training per employee is half the EU average.
In order to reach those in lower paid roles, the Skills Support for the Workforce project will work with businesses to help support workers who may not have undertaken training over the last three years or more.
This means businesses will get funded training support for workers who:
- Work in operational roles
- Have qualifications at Level 3 or lower
- Need support in English or ESOL
For more information about how The Source can help you, call us on 0114 263 5600 or use this contact form.