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Skills for Work

Support and training to boost workforce skills

This Programme has now ended. 

What is Skills Support for the Workforce?

The Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme provides fully-funded workplace training to boost employee skills and help their employers increase productivity. This programme is also suitable for those facing redundancy or those newly made redundant. We deliver SSW in the Southeast England Local Enterprise Partnership area (SELEP), which covers Essex, Kent and East Sussex

Why upskill your staff with SSW? 

  • Increase productivity
  • Bespoke engagement to maximise employee benefit
  • Improve staff wellbeing and increase staff retention

The Learner Journey 

Needs assessment - We work with employers to identify their most relevant potential candidates via a Training Needs Assessment. For recently redundant individuals, referrals may come from community-based organisations.  The initial assessment aims to agree on candidates and their appropriate part-time release for training. 

Induction and Skills Assessment - Learner engagement begins with an information session to identify the employer and employee goals or goals of individuals facing redundancy. An individual learner plan is constructed for participants as part of the enrolment process.

Learning begins - Subject to the planned duration of learning, each individual learner will receive a monthly/bi-monthly learning review conducted by their Advisor/Mentor. This review will establish progress made and identify how to continue to improve with the help of the Advisor or Mentor. Learners will also be encouraged to further participate in learning surveys or forums to identify areas of improvement.

Delivery areas

  • Essex, including Southend and Thurrock
  • Kent including Medway
  • East Sussex

For more information or further details on how to register for funding, please fill out our expression of interest form.