Skills Brokerage Service

Training and up-skilling your employees can be a complex process, with various training providers and qualifications and accreditations to consider. The Skills Brokerage Service is designed to provide you with impartial advice and guidance. Our advisers can also support you in finding what funding is available that you may be eligible to.

Who is it for?

A wide range of fully-funded training is available to small and medium sized (SME) businesses based in Hertfordshire that wish to up-skill both new and established employees, to a standard that will ensure they add maximum value to your business, enhance their skills and make them feel valued as an employee.

Do you know how to identify the skills gaps with your business? Once you have identified them do you know what the best next steps are?

Our experienced advisers are ready to work with you; they will diagnose exactly what your business requires and we will work together to close any productivity gap. The skills adviser will help you with practical strategies to develop and focus your team’s skills. 

The Team are committed to helping you develop and grow your business through attracting the right people and developing appropriate skills to build a ‘talent pipeline’ to deliver your future business objectives.

GRANTS - Special support for Apprenticeships 

We are offering a brand new incentive for Hertfordshire  businesses employing 10-249 staff to take on new Apprentices. Grants are available to each employer worth £1,500 per  Apprentice. Businesses are able receive the grant for up to two apprentices.

Final opportunity to book on to fully funded workshops  -  June/July offer

We are pleased to announce that there is still the opportunity for a short period of time to book places on fully funded training.  This offer will not be repeated so please take advantage and don’t delay.  

Social Media For Business 

Aimed at your whole team!! (Managers, Admin, Sales, Customer Service etc) and looks at ways the every member of the team can contribute ideas , content and support for the company aims through collaboration on Social Media Platforms.  (An Ideal team training day)

Sales and Marketing Fundamentals

Great for new sales staff and a good refresher for experienced members of the team.  We look at Sales Methods, Psychology of sales, Social Selling and prospecting online, Social Media and Digital Marketing, Customer relationships, Targeting, Profiling and a variety of great Tools to evaluate performance and achieve targets.

Improving IT User Productivity

Aimed at members of the team who want to update their digital skills and general tips and refreshers for any members of staff who use the internet, word processors, email or spread sheets and want to improve digital performance and understanding at work.

For further information and for us to put you in touch with our Training Provider TCHC please email:  skills@hertsgrowthhub.com

Retain, Train and Grow your team

Our adviser will meet with you and conduct a diagnosis and a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to understand and identify the vital skills for your business. We will support you with selecting and training the best people for your organisation.  It is fundamental that you conduct a TNA to align your people with the business objectives.  The team of specialists will advise you on what the best options are for your business training needs, this could range from upskilling to apprenticeships.

Support that is avaliable to train your  staff

Fully funded staff training through the Employee Support in Skills programme is avaliable for a limited time only. This programme covers a range of training opportunities from;

  • Functional skills (Maths, English and IT)
  • Management Essentials (Business Administration Levels 2, 3, and 4, Customer Service Level 2 and 3 etc)
  • IT essentials (Digital Media Skills L1 and L2 Photoshop Elements 10 etc)