Bristol manufacturers are being urged to take advantage of a £30m Government scheme to give employers the skills they need to realise their growth ambitions.
The scheme – the Employer Ownership Fund – gives employers 50% matched funding for training projects designed to address skills shortages affecting their business.
The first £20m of the fund is open for employers looking to develop projects aimed at improving engineering careers and increasing the number of women in the sector. The remaining £10m, aimed at developing engineering skills in smaller companies, will be made available soon.
However, manufacturers’ organisation EEF is telling companies to act quickly to avoid missing out – the deadline for applying for funds from the £20m pot is December 5 and funds are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
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