Skills Share Service from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Selby District Small and Medium Enterprises can receive valuable support with developing their workforce through carefully selected training programmes in order to better their business.

The Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) offers comprehensive skills assessments ensuring the best use of resources based on what your organisation needs. From there, they will support employers to source and arrange training with expert guidance throughout the process.

By taking the first step to a fully equipped workforce, your organisation will get ahead of the 92% of businesses that have identified a skills shortage among their workforce in at least one key area. Taking advantage of these offers which are exclusive to your local region will keep your business competitive. Whether leadership and management need refining or computer literacy needs brushing up, possessing the required skills will encourage staff productivity and motivation. Additionally, if you’re looking to expand, then improving language competency could help you open doors to a global market.

Your organisation may also be eligible to double your financial capacity for training since grants are available to fund up to 50% of costs. Subsidies range from £500 to £50,000 and can be claimed until spring 2017, providing you are a small or medium enterprise in a Leeds City Region priority sector.    

Employers may often feel anxious about spending money on training which may not be fully utilized due to unsuitability or a misinformed choice. With the team of experienced advisors at the LEP on hand and a tailored employer-lead training programme, you can have confidence that tight budgets will be made the most of.

Apply now to get the most out of your workforce by sorting skill shortages. For more information and to check your eligibility, visit the LEP website and follow @leedscityregion #LEPskills.

If you are a training provider interested in working with the skills service email

Selby District Council is working alongside the Leeds City Region LEP as part of its goal to make the Selby district a great place to do business.