What sort of activities and projects can your business become involved with?
It depends on the nature of your business and exactly the sort of skills you are looking for, but it might be activities such as:
- Student placements and internships
- Curriculum planning and input
- Virtual work experience
- Careers fairs
- Guest speaking and lecturing
- Hiring an apprentice
- Hiring a graduate
- Workplace tours
Here’s how it works and what you can expect from Skills for Growth.
1. Registration of your interest using the below contact form
Then you’ll be allocated to one of our Business Partnership Advisers, who will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you.
Before your adviser meets you they will make sure they are fully informed about your business, your sector (and any issues it faces), and the relevant employment and skills support on a national and regional basis.
2. Diagnostic assessment
This will be a one-hour meeting whereby you meet your Business Partnership Adviser to discuss how the Skills for Growth programme can help you.
A diagnostic interview will determine your business needs, primary objectives and growth targets, giving your Business Partnership Adviser everything they need to find solutions on your behalf.
3. Solutions, actions and recommendations
Your Business Partnership Adviser will produce an Education Engagement Plan (EEP). This will identify the education provider(s) that can offer the specific skills, talent and potential your business needs, as well as referrals to the type of collaboration that best fits.
Once you’ve agreed to the recommendations, it’s all systems go.
4. Project launch & delivery
Your Business Partnership Adviser will broker your partnership with the education provider(s) of choice, making introductions and creating action plans and timescales.
Throughout the duration of the partnership your Business Partnership Adviser will stay in the loop, offering support wherever needed, monitoring progress and working with you to sustain relationships with education providers.
Get in touch today and let us help your business grow