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Skills Support for the Workforce and Redundancy

10th March 2021

The Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)  programme helps support small & medium businesses in the West of England to upskill their employees with training courses & qualifications to help their business grow.  The SSW programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), so a wide range of training can be accessed at no cost to the business.  There are 100s of courses on offer including leadership & management, digital skills, logistics and many more. SERCO will work with the business to identify their business’s training needs to support their business goals. So far over 590 employees from 220 businesses have benefitted from the programme in the West of England.  Below are some explanatory videos.

SSW Overview  https://youtu.be/GgdlVPdvE6M 
SSW furlough – employers  https://youtu.be/eBXOV4czWSY   
SSW furlough – individuals    https://youtu.be/tAaRREZgKJs   
Supporting Retail businesses in the West of England  https://youtu.be/HisgCQwgUdg   

SSW also offers leadership training including:

  • Certificate in Effective Team Member Skills, Level 2
  • Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills, Level 2
  • Certificate in Leadership and Management, Level 3
  • Certificate in Leadership and Wellbeing Management, Level 4

Course details are available here: – http://innorthsomerset.co.uk/levelpdfs/

HR Champions Ltd is part of Serco’s network of training providers chosen to deliver this training in North Somerset.

The Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) programme is an initiative designed to support employers and individuals affected by redundancy.  SSR is a tailored service to meet needs, offering a wide range of training support.  A dedicated Partnership Coordinator will work with the employer or individual to identify the best sources of support and training to help them upskill or retrain and get back into the workforce.  A wide range of training is on offer through our network of expert training providers including: IT & digital skills, Team leading & project management, Warehousing and storage, Construction, Health and social care, Customer service, Business administration, Communication, Starting your own business, and many more.  The SSR programme is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), so the support can be accessed at no cost* to the business or individual.  *subject to eligibility.  Below are videos specific to people that might have been made redundant and wanting to get into the Construction, Digital, Warehousing, Health & Social Care or Retail Sector. 

SSR Overview  https://youtu.be/XHpM0C29z7k   
Skills Support for Redundancy – Get into Construction  https://youtu.be/4nWHZ7FEccQ   
Skills Support for Redundancy – Get into Digital  https://youtu.be/LNzlrRib1uo   
Skills Support for Redundancy – Get into Health & Social Care  https://youtu.be/SSd4_0qulFE   
Skills Support for Redundancy – Get into Warehousing  https://youtu.be/Toy8aia1Wdo   

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