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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Find out how to upskill your workforce at European Social Fund event in West Bridgford


Businesses seeking to upskill their workforce can find out more about how to receive support at a free breakfast networking event at Trent Bridge later this month.

The support is available through the European Social Funded (ESF) StayAhead and MoveAhead projects which are being delivered in Rushcliffe through a partnership between Rushcliffe Borough Council and the Trent Bridge Community Trust.

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The home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club will host the session on Wednesday February 27 from 8am to 10am offering advice, information and contacts on how to recruit, train and retain high-quality employees.

Grants are offered to eligible businesses on a first come first served basis so local businesses are encouraged to sign up quickly to the event at https://bit.ly/2SiFWwQ

The event will explain how Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can receive grant funding towards the costs of upskilling their staff, with up to 40 per cent of any eligible training covered, up to a maximum of £2,500 per employer.

In addition, the Trent Bridge Community Trust can explain how they will help support businesses to identify and recruit the right people for upcoming vacancies.

Attendees can network alongside fellow businesses and partner organisations whilst receiving the information and enjoying a free breakfast.

Cllr Andy Edyvean, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business said: “This event provides a brilliant forum for local businesses to meet one another and learn about the funding and support available for their employees.

“Part of the ESF StayAhead Project, it could provide SMEs with significant financial contributions to training costs, so this opportunity is the perfect chance for businesses looking to invest in their workforce, all with the wonderful backdrop of Trent Bridge.”

Trent Bridge Community Trust Projects Manager Mark Clifford said: “We can’t wait to lay on a hearty Trent Bridge welcome to members of our local business community for this opportunity to find out about ESF support.

“We will be showcasing our opportunities for both businesses and young people and linking the two together. Our funding for staff development is a great way for businesses to grow and improve through staff training.”


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