West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

1 July 2019

Get a free taste of The Skills Service

Financial and professional businesses in the Leeds City Region can benefit from the next Skills Café event hosted by The Skills Service on Thursday 18 July.

Following the successful, inaugural Skills Cafe in June which was aimed at digital businesses, The Skills Service wants to offer SMEs in this sector a flavour of the training available from the Skills Catalogue. This training is available with 40% funding through the European Social Fund for SMEs in the region.

The topic of the workshops are based on the skills that are most in demand in the jobs being advertised in the finance and professional sector; ‘HR for Non HR Managers’ and ‘Customer Service and Sales - Top Ten Tips’. The workshops will take place at Avenue HQ on East Parade in Leeds City Centre at 9am and 10am. Businesses can book up to two places per workshop for per company.

Customer Services and Sales (9am) BOOK

Client Marketing, a contracted training provider of The Skills Service will run this workshop on how to improve your sales and customer service for free, by using 10 ‘top tips’. This taster workshop is a great introduction for anyone working in a client facing role within the finance and professional services sector in the Leeds City Region.

Training at the Skills Cafe

HR for Non HR Managers (10am) BOOK

This session will be delivered by Brook Corporate Developments, also a training provider of The Skills Service, and is aimed at owners and managers of businesses together with operations and finance managers who are seeking a greater understanding of HR.

This taster session aims to introduce participants to HR as a discipline and its role in strategy and operational success to add business benefit.

Alongside the workshops, you can join The Skills Service’s team of skills advisors at our Skills Café in East Parade Social (same building). Grab a free coffee to discuss what help your business can get with workforce training and access to European Social Fund (ESF) funding. You can register or just drop in.

Sharlotte Wood completes a Skills Plan with a business

The Skills Service offers a unique package of training and support for SMEs in the Leeds City Region.

How can The Skills Service help your business?

Planning: Free Skills Plan session for SMEs to plan employee training and stay ahead of industry trends.

Funding: 40% funding from the European Social Fund towards training your workforce (eligible businesses only).

Training: More training and education opportunities across the region.

The Skills Service project is receiving up to £7 million of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.


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