Skills Bootcamps in our region, being led by Hampshire County Council, in partnership with Surrey County Council and supported by Enterprise M3, are underway and accepting applicants across a range of in-demand skill areas.
The fast-tracked training programmes, supported by an initial £1.8 million of Government funding, provide a fantastic opportunity for both employers and individuals within Hampshire and Surrey to upskill.
Skills Bootcamps empower individuals and employers to develop valuable, sector-specific skills. Based on local employer demand, the Skills Bootcamps are flexible and include a minimum of 60 hours of learning across a maximum 16-week period, providing learners with several positive outcomes no matter their circumstances. Employers can also take advantage of Skills Bootcamps, both by using them as a low-cost opportunity to upskill existing staff or as a way to gain access to a talent pool ready to fill future skills needs.
Five Skills Bootcamps have been launched in our region to date, covering cyber security, digital marketing, retrofit, heat pumps and electric vehicles, with further courses expected to launch in the coming months.
Skills Bootcamps are available to employers of all sizes and across a variety of sectors within the Hampshire and Surrey areas. The training programme can be used as an excellent recruitment tool to fill current and future vacancies, as well as a cost-effective way to boost the skills of existing employees.
For employers wishing to upskill their existing workforce, there is an employer contribution, however, the majority of the training costs are covered by the Government funding. For SMEs (small to medium-sized businesses with less than 250 employees) there is a 10% contribution and for employers with more than 250 employees, this is 30%. To get involved and find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow the link here to the Hampshire County Council website to find out more.
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