We have a proven track record of delivering high performing skills and employability contracts for the European Social Fund (ESF) and we deliver other large scale regional training and skills programmes for EU fund managing authorities.
We deliver on behalf of Local Enterprise Partnerships and the Education and Skills Funding Agency and we work in partnership with local authorities and local training companies in each region to ensure the programmes are relevant to the local economy and the skills which employers need.
Since April 2019 over 6,800 young people and adults have joined one of the four European Social Fund contracts we are delivering with Greater London Authority, South East Local Enterprise Partnership and Coast to Capital.
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This programme is for jobseekers predominantly aged 19-24 living in the London boroughs of Croydon, Richmond Upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and Kingston Upon Thames.
Following an initial assessment and understanding of individual needs, learners receive bespoke skills and vocational training, giving them the direction to progress into further education, traineeships, apprenticeships or employment.
Targeting 15–18-year-olds across East Sussex, Kent and Essex, the programme is planned in conjunction with local authorities to concentrate on identified ‘hot spots.
Working with our delivery partners, we are focused on supporting school leavers aged 15 and over as well as those aged 16-18.
Each learner is supported by a mentor to develop an individual programme of relevant skills and vocational training and is guided to enable progression into further education, employment, traineeships or apprenticeships.
See how the programme is being delivered by local delivery partners under the direction of Skills Training UK in Kent
For people aged 16 and upwards, Step Forward is designed to support small and micro businesses with staff upskilling and development, people at risk of redundancy and people who have recently been made redundant needing to re-train or upskill.
The training and support is available to businesses and individuals throughout the region. The programme is tailored to match individual needs and is planned to enable in-work progression as well as provide guidance towards further education, apprenticeships and, where appropriate, employment.
Partnership working with employers and local authorities ensures that the provision meets local, regional and national needs and priorities very well.