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Applications now open for £240m skills fund

Thu 7th Feb 2013

The Employer Ownership of Skills pilot is a competitive fund open to employers to invest in their current and future workforce in England. Businesses across all sectors and sizes can now apply for a share of up to £240 million to create tailored training programmes that address their specific skills needs.

Employers are invited to develop proposals that raise skills, create jobs, and drive enterprise and economic growth.

The Employer Ownership Pilot is jointly funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education. It routes public investment directly to employers so they can design and deliver more flexible training packages.

Closing date: The deadline for Round 2 applications is 28th March 2013.

Round 2 applications and guidance are available on the UKCES website: www.ukces.org.uk/employerownership

If you would like any advice or support on applying to the fund please contact helen@newskillsconsulting.co.uk or chris@newskillsconsulting.co.uk