North East Ambition

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Skills Gaps

Get Help To Address Your Skills Gaps

North East Ambition is a programme of free support for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the North East of England, designed to ensure local businesses are taking advantage of the opportunities available to them to develop and upskill their workforce.

Why contact North East Ambition

  • Free access to skills support for North East SMEs

How can this programme help me?

The programme, is part funded by the European Social Fund, and delivered by Education Development Trust in partnership with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership. It aims to provide businesses and employers with the support they need to be able to either re-train their staff or take up new recruits through a variety of government-supported schemes.

Each business that engages in the programme is supported by a dedicated Skills Facilitator, who will work with the business to determine their specific requirements and develop a bespoke plan to support them in addressing current and future skills gaps. 

Services

North East Ambition work with businesses to:

  • Understand their skills needs and develop a bespoke action plan
  • Identify the most appropriate skills and employment programmes to support them in hiring new recruits or upskilling their current workforce
  • Find specific training courses and a trusted training provider
  • Advise on available funding options
  • Grow their networks and connect with other local businesses
  • Build partnerships with schools and colleges, enabling access to future talent.
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How to get involved

If you’re an SME in the North East, get in touch with the North East Ambition team to find out more about how the programme can help your business grow.

Elaine Murray
Skills Facilitator, North East Ambition

m: +44 (0) 7468 474808
e: emurray@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

Keith Peddieson
Skills Facilitator,
North East Ambition
m: +44 (0) 7917 909194
e: kpeddieson@educationdevelopmenttrust.com 

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