Skills Support


Your people  are what make your business.

We offer a range of support services that can help your business develop your workforce, remain competitive and plan for the future.

 The Growth Hub can help your business to:

  • Identify any skills gaps that you have now and may encounter in the future
  • Develop a workforce development plan to engage with employees which can help reduce employee turnover
  • Access financial and skills development support to upskill and reskill your workforce with Accelerate
  • Access and utilise funding for skills and training including: the Apprenticeship Levy, Government Grants, Sector Specific Schemes
  • Engage with the next generation in schools and colleges through The Pledge Partnership
  • Develop the skills of your people so the business can fully utilise new digital technologies through The Digital Skills Partnership
  • Access the latest graduate talent and promote your business to students from several universities
  • Identify a suitable apprenticeship provider locally and further afield, for apprenticeships ranging from school leavers to MBA apprenticeships
  • Consider what type of role is best for your business; an apprenticeship, a graduate role, an internship or a permanent role
  • Understand the latest programmes and initiatives including: T-Levels, Degree Apprenticeships
  • Accelerate innovation with a knowledge transfer partnership accessing academic knowledge

The skills support we offer is part of a larger skills and education plan developed by Cheshire and Warrington LEP Skills and Education Board. The Board is private sector led and has representation from various sectors of industry. Find out more about the LEP’s Skills and Education Plan.