Investing in improving the skills of your workforce can bring real benefits to your business.

 The following organisations can help you get the best from your most important resource and ensure sustained success.


The National Apprenticeship Service supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.

They are responsible for increasing the number of Apprenticeship opportunities and providing a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners. This includes simplifying the process of recruiting an apprentice through Apprenticeship vacancies, an online system where employers can advertise their Apprenticeship job vacancies and potential apprentices can apply.

Apprenticeships bring considerable value to organisations, employers, individuals and the economy. Businesses across the country are increasingly realising the enormous benefits that Apprenticeships create, not only in terms of developing a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention.

If you are interested in apprenticeships for your company, there is a section which you may find helpful National Apprenticeship Service

  • Telephone: 0800 100 900

Skills Funding Agency (SFA)

The Skills Funding Agency is a partner organisation of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and is charged with building a dynamic and successful further education and skills training system for England, which gives young people, adults and employers the high-quality learning and skills they need for economic and social success.

The Skills Funding Agency has a specific area providing advice to employers on training and skills which you may find useful.


Skills Funding Agency
Cheylesmore House
Quinton Road