Skills and training

Developing your workforce’s skills and expertise is one of the best investments a business can make. It can result in more motivated, engaged staff and increase your businesses’ productivity.

Are you a business looking to grow, develop your workforce or take on an apprentice, but not sure where to start? The Employment Hub can help.

We also offer a wide range of information and advice to help your career development. Whether you’re starting out on your career, want to learn new skills to help you land a promotion or new job, or are looking to change path to a new and exciting sector, we have resources to help you get there.

Get in touch for advice or support

Get in touch with our Business Growth Service and we can help you find the right support for your business needs. You can call us on 0113 348 1818 or email us for more information.

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Available skills and training resources

  1. Apprenticeship Levy Support

    We can help your organisation get the most out of its apprenticeship levy, ensuring it's not wasted and is being used to support your local community. We can help you to use your levy fund on recruiting your own apprentice or to transfer unspent funds to increase apprenticeship opportunities across Leeds City Region.

    Read more about Apprenticeship Levy Support
  2. Employment Hub

    As part of our commitment to addressing current and future skills shortages in the region, we have launched Employment Hub, a free programme that will engage more than 6,000 young people over three years, with support to get them into further learning, self-employment, employment or an apprenticeship.

    Read more about Employment Hub
  3. Engage with education

    The Enterprise Adviser Network brings together senior business leaders and schools to help inspire young people about their future career options.

    Read more about Engage with education
  4. Apprenticeship Support

    Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to shape your staff in way that’s best for them and best for your business. If you’re looking to take on an apprentice then support and funding is available. If you’re a small or medium sized business based in Leeds City Region, we can help you find the best route to take on an apprentice.

    Read more about Apprenticeship Support
  5. LEP Apprenticeship Grant for Employers

    Grants of up to £2,500 are available for businesses based in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield or York with 249 or fewer employees to recruit an apprentice. Applications will close on Friday 29 November 2019.

    Read more about LEP Apprenticeship Grant for Employers