Skills Support for the Workforce

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Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a government training programme tailored to the needs of businesses.

Serco delivers the SSW programme in 17 regions of England; Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire), Dorset, Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough, Heart of the South West (Devon & Somerset), Hertfordshire, Leicester & Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Solent, South East Midlands, Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire, Swindon & Wiltshire, West of England (including North Somerset) and Worcestershire.

Serco is delivering this programme through a network of high quality training providers.

13,000+ Businesses have benefitted from fully funded training for their workforce

Serco is working in partnership with 15 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to provide a range of bespoke training programmes and qualifications including IT, leadership and management, as well as vocationally-relevant courses targeting specific areas of improvement. The training is designed to meet skills gaps within local businesses, with a focus on the LEPs’ priorities to help boost the local economy in each area.

Serco is experienced in delivering this type of skills training to meet LEP priorities. We delivered the previous Skills Support for the Workforce programme that started in 2016, supporting 7000 businesses with training for their workforce and benefitting over 30,000 employees.

These programmes are co-financed by the European Social Fund and Education and Skills Funding Agency.

Local Enterprise Partnership Regions
Businesses Supported

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