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Training and apprenticeships


Gloucestershire Skills Portal

If you are out of work, keen to learn new skills or want to start your own business, the Skills Portal Glos has range of support to help you. You can find out more about national support, local support and learning opportunities. 

Gloucestershire Enterprise

Gloucestershire Enterprise Ltd (GEL) provides high quality training and business support services to individuals and businesses in Gloucestershire and beyond.

Mentors Me

Mentors Me is an online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services. The website also allows business professionals to offer their services as a business mentor via the mentoring organisations listed.

The Growth Hub

The Growth Hub supports pre-starts, start-ups and established firms in all areas of business. Businesses can access a variety of courses, workshops, networking events, coaching and support, and grant funding advice.

Small Business Charter

The SBC offer training opportunities including the national Help to Grow: Management Course, 90% funded by Government and available via local business schools.

Help To Grow Management Course

The Help to Grow: Management Course will help you boost the performance and resilience of your business. Designed and delivered by entrepreneurs and industry experts at world-class business schools, this leadership course will provide time away from the challenges of running a business to invest in your leadership, and to learn how to take your business to the next level. The course is designed to fit around existing commitments and runs over 12 weeks, including online and face-to-face sessions, 1-to-1 mentoring, and peer networking.


Free bus pass for apprentices

If you are a resident of Gloucestershire employed in a Gloucestershire apprenticeship and are aged 16 to 24, you may be entitled to a free Thinksmart bus pass for journeys to and from your placement.