Training and apprenticeships
GFirst LEP Skills Portal
If you are out of work, keen to learn new skills or want to start your own business, the Skills Portal has range of support to help you. You can find out more about national support, local support and learning opportunities.
Gloucestershire Enterprise Ltd (GEL) provides high quality training and business support services to individuals and businesses in Gloucestershire and beyond.
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.
- visit Mentors Me
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. Visit their website https://www.thegrowthhub.biz/forestofdean or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
II Intuitive Training Centre
Based in Lydney, the School of Beauty and Complimentary Therapies is working in partnership with Burton-on-Trent college to offer part and full-time courses to apprentices and individuals supported by the government Skills Funding Agency (SFA) regulation. For more information:
- visit II Intuitive