Skills Support for the Workforce - free workplace training for SME Businesses


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Skills Support for the Workforce is a fully subsidised training programme for small to medium sized businesses in the Local Enterprise Partnership areas (LEPs). Pathway Group are seeking small to medium sized employers based in any of the following regions: Greater Manchester, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Worcesterhire, Coventry and Warwickshire, Birmingham and Solihull, Black Country, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire and Greater London region.
Calling all SME businesess: Would you benefit from funding to help you:
enhance the skills of your employees
improve your organisation’s productivity & profitability?
Training and development can be customised to meet organisational needs. It may include preparation for an apprenticeship, improving English and maths in the workplace and work based training and development,

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Skills Support for the Workforce - free workplace training for SME Businesses

  1. 1. Pathway Groupputting you first Easy, flexible & funded training for your business! Pathway Group supports the development of your employees to improve their existing skills and knowledge through work-based learning. It is fully funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) so there is no cost to your business. Benefits for Your Business > Improved workforce skills > Increases employee motivation and retention > Increases profitability > Improves employee productivity and effectiveness > Leads to better business practices > Saves costs and improves efficiencies > Flexible choice of learning units > Supports your succession planning > On-site training > Funded training Benefits for Your Employees > Learn new and relevant skills > Improved performance > Increased personal development > Career growth > Progression to other training opportunities such as intermediate and higher apprenticeships Funded training for your workforce
  2. 2. Skills Support for the Workforce is delivered by Pathway Group. recruitment and training skills to all areas of the UK economy. Pathway Group Pathway Group is: A specialist in business-led training. We are one of the largest providers in the for Business training Programmes. “We are a national company who adopt a localised approach to recruitment. With this in mind the team at Pathway got a full understanding of the type of candidates we required to fill our job vacancies. Using their knowledge of the care industry and the local labour market, they then conducted a targeted recruitment campaign to identify local candidates with relevant skills and abilities. They have also assisted us with pre-employment training courses that meet the requirements for our regulatory body. My relationship with Pathway has been excellent. They have been very professional and have taken a pro-active approach to meeting our recruitment needs.” “Pathway have been a pleasure to work with over the last few years. They always find good calibre candidates for all our positions and these employees still remain with us today. I wouldhavenoreservationsinrecommendingthemastheyprovide a professional, responsive and a second-to-none service.” Eligible employees will: • Be 19 years or above (if under 19 please talk to us about apprenticeships) • Be working for 8 hours or more per week • Meet England residency criteria Who for? Your business should be: • A small or medium business of up to 250 employees • In one of the following sectors: Health Social Care, Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering, Hospitality Tourism, Retail, Digital Media, Transport and Logistics How does it work? Wewillworkwithyoutoanalyseyour businessneedsanddesigntraining programmesspecificallyforeach individualemployee,toimprovetheir skillsandcompetency.Themajority ofthetrainingwillbedeliveredinthe workplacetominimisetimeoffthejob. Let’s Meet! It would be great to meet you and discuss this great opportunity to use funding to up-skill your workforce. To make an appointment, please contact one of our business advisors on: Telephone Number: 0121 707 0550 / 0800 955 0870 Email: Website: Pathway Group Fairgate house, 205 Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2AA Maxine Kamason, Manager – Nationwide Care Services Joyce Okanta, Director of Gateway Health and Social Care Find us on: @pathwaygroup Testimonials: empowering people to live their lives