Whether you need to find or train the right people to realise your business goals, address a skills gap or enhance your productivity - we can help.

The Growth Company's Education & Skills team is the largest provider of training and apprenticeships in the north and we’ve been helping organisations like yours meet their workforce development needs for nearly 30 years.

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Recruit an apprentice or trainee

Taking on an apprentice can be a great option for businesses looking to boost their bottom line, reduce their training and recruitment costs and develop a skilled, motivated and qualified workforce.

And, with the government introducing a range of incentives and support mechanisms, there’s never been a better time to get involved.

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Upskill existing staff with apprenticeship training

Apprenticeships aren’t just for new staff. You can use apprenticeship frameworks and standards to improve the skills and qualifications of existing staff. And with the apprenticeship reforms, even if the member of staff has a university degree, they are still eligible for government funding for 90% of the training costs in most instances.

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Commercial courses for your business

We offer a wealth of commercial training courses for organisations looking to upskill their staff - from short, one or half-day sessions, to longer qualification programmes and tailored training geared around your specific needs.

From regulatory issues, to management, marketing and professional qualifications - The Growth Company can get your employees up-to-speed in areas crucial to your company. 

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Customised pre-recruitment training

We’ll work with you to develop a customised training programme that meets your need, whether you’re recruiting for multiple roles or hard-to-fill vacancies.

Gain access to a motivated, enthusiastic pool of candidates with accredited industry qualifications in fields relevant to your needs. 

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Bespoke training

Every business is different and our expert training staff can deliver bespoke courses on one or several subjects to match your workforce development needs and budget.

Our custom-made training works around your needs, letting you concentrate on the issues that apply to your team, business or sector. We’ll help your staff develop skills to handle specific tasks and practical competencies that’ll make a real difference to their day-to-day work.

You’re in the driving seat and we’ll liaise with you throughout the process to ensure all your requirements are met. Training can be tailored for large groups or one-on-one sessions and can be delivered at your premises or at a suitable venue of your choice at a time that suits your schedule - including evenings and weekends.

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Whether you’ve got a rough idea of your training needs, or want expert advice on identifying emerging skills gaps or organisational development opportunities - we can help.

From health and safety to fire consultancy and various types of coaching, our expert staff can deliver the training you need, where and when you need it.

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Why choose us?

The Growth Company is proud to be the biggest provider of training and apprenticeships in the north and boasts a broad portfolio of services that makes us a one-stop-shop for all your workforce development needs.

We're an accredited delivery centre for Highfield and the ILM, the UK’s leading provider of leadership, management and coaching qualifications.

In addition to boasting a team of expert trainers, we complement our face-to-face delivery with a purpose-build e-learning platform and a wealth of online resources.

We’re able to offer a vast range of complementary resources and business support services, from networking events to funding guidance and assistance with exporting.

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