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What's happening in your area

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support to grow your business

Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk can access a wide range of grants and funding through New Anglia LEP. Finance support includes grants from £1,000 to £500,000 to support business development and growth. To discuss grants and finance for your business, contact the New Anglia Growth Hub for free and impartial advice. We can also offer loans to kick-start infrastructure projects through our Growing Places Fund.

New Anglia Growth Hub
Growing Places Fund

Help to train, recruit and fund your staff

The New Anglia Skills Deal Programme has supported employers, alongside training providers, to seek funding for projects which address a gap in - or barrier to accessing - training provision. Find out more about the projects funded through the Skills Deal:

New Anglia Skills Deal Programme

Sector Skills Plans will identify key priorities for each of the key growth and employment sectors in our area. The plans will identify the main skills needs of the sectors as well as a set of agreed actions to help ensure these needs are met. An evidence base/dataset upon which these plans are based are also available to view. View completed plans and evidence bases:

Sector Skills Plans

Training groups in your area

CITB supports local Construction Training Groups to help companies in the construction industry to access affordable training. Training groups are made up of companies of all sizes across various areas of construction. There are two construction training groups in New Anglia.

Norfolk Construction Training Group (NCTG)
Norfolk Construction Training Group (NCTG) is supported by CITB to help companies in the construction industry to access affordable training for their employees.  It offers members affordable training, and as discussed are able to offer your company support and guidance in accessing relevant training, and works with you to make training effective and affordable.

Website: Norfolk Construction Training Group
Contact: Samantha Thomas, Training Group Officer
Tel: 01953 600700
Email: 

East of England Construction Training Group (EECTG)
The East of England Construction Training Group (EECTG) is supported by CITB to help companies in the construction industry to access affordable training for their employees.  It offers members affordable training, and may be able to offer your company support and guidance in accessing relevant training, and works with you to make training effective and affordable.

Website: East of England Construction Training Group
Contact: Ann Marrison  , Training Group Officer
Tel: 01953 607707 or 07919 927918
Email: 

Training projects funded by CITB

The comments below are from two New Anglia employers who accessed support for training and skills developments via CITB's Skills and Training Fund.

Company based in Norwich
"The ability to examine internally has increased our operating standards, whilst ensuring a higher level of skills and knowledge...This will save the company approximately £40,000 per annum, since we are no longer relying on external companies for internal examination."

Company based in Suffolk
"CITB funding provided us with the opportunity to train and qualify our staff, in line with our sector’s regulatory demands...More staff now hold qualifications which our clients are demanding increasingly...Funding has enabled our business to pass qualification requirements to renew and win contracts, thus allowing our business to grow in key areas...The training has bridged knowledge gaps amongst staff, as training has focused on previously under skilled areas."

CITB Skills and Training fund

Contact your local customer engagement advisors

Norfolk

Claire Daly
Tel: 07793 666028
Email:

Suffolk

Laura McNeil
Tel: 07467 330650
Email:

What's happening in your area

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support to grow your business

Support for businesses of all sizes in regards to Investment, Funding and Business opportunities.

Essex.gov.uk - Support for businesses

Grants, Loans and Investment for businesses across the South East for small businesses.

BEST Growth Hub

Help to train, recruit and fund your staff

Business Growth – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been notionally allocated £74.1 million to deliver projects within this programme that support research and innovation. The objectives of all projects are to support SMEs and create jobs.

South East LEP - Business Support

Training groups in your area

Essex Construction Training Association

Training projects funded by CITB

CITB-funded training Hubs in Southend, Harlow and East Sussex

Contact your local customer engagement advisors

Essex South

Nikki Parsons
Tel: 07867 141497
Email: Nikki.parsons@citb.co.uk

Essex North

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What's happening in your area

CITB Employer Roadshows

Following increased concerns over the COVID-19 virus and for safety precautions, regrettably, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Employer Roadshows. We understand this will be disappointing news but the health and safety of our delegates is of the utmost importance.

Further details about an online alternative will be issued in due course.

Support to grow your business

Signpost 2 Grow
Signpost 2 Grow is a growth hub that gives local businesses access to a wide range of business support, advice, grants and events aimed at helping businesses to grow and develop.

The advice and support is free to access through all stages: Starting Up, Employment, Training, and Growth.

Tel: 01480 277180
Email: 
Website: Signpost 2 Grow
Twitter: @Signpost2Grow
Linkedin: Signpost2grow

Help to train, recruit and fund your staff

Form The Future
This social enterprise, active across Cambridgeshire, helps schools to prepare students for work and supports businesses with educational outreach opportunities to help build their talent pipeline.

Tel: 01223 781296
Email: 
Website: Form the Future

The Skills Service
This organisation, active in the Peterborough, Fenland, East Cambs and Huntingdonshire area, helps create partnerships between schools, training providers and businesses in order to develop the knowledge, aspirations and employability skills of young people.

Tel: 01733 317441
Email: 
Website: The Skills Service

Edge
Edge, active in Huntingdonshire, is an organisation which brings together local businesses, jobseekers and those looking to improve their skills, training providers and schools, directly addressing the skills and training needs of local companies.

Tel: 01480 435654
Email: 
Website: Edge - Sharper skills for business and people

Training groups in your area

Convert Training
There is one construction training group in the Cambridge/Peterborough area covering a broad range of construction employers and their training needs.

Contact: Karen Gipson
Tel: 01480 400994
Website: Convert Training

Training projects funded by CITB

Pathways into Construction
The Women Into Construction organisation, together with local construction employer Hill Partnerships, was successful in securing Pathways into Construction funding. Shelley Lawrence (Cambridge Lead) is busy planning engagement with local stakeholders to encourage and deliver more women into construction roles.

Women into Construction

Employer success stories

A14 Improvement Project (2016-2020)
As work on the A14 is nearing completion, the legacy work the A14 Integrated Delivery Team (Skanska, Costain and Bafour Beatty) has delivered by working with local stakeholders, has meant that their volunteers and STEM Ambassadors, have achieved an amazing amount, engaging with over 12,600 young people in the area, at over 250 events and providing work experience and job opportunities for many young people.

Urban & Civic Training Hub (2019-2020)
Urban & Civic were successful in winning government Re-training Scheme funding (called Construction Skills Fund) to support their development at Alconbury Weald. They are delivering several courses: Insight to Construction, Explore Construction, Construction Pre-apprenticeship and Ex-forces Retraining in Construction. They aim to attract new talent into construction from the local area and train over 650 people with job placements for 30% of the trainees.

Contact your local customer engagement advisors

Cambridgeshire

Jan Rejek

I have a background in business (planning, management and customer service), training and development. I have 12 years of experience with CITB, supporting employers and stakeholders increase skill levels in construction. My father owned a small construction company and I used to help him on-site and run the business, so I know the issues facing employers, particularly SMEs. I am passionate about developing individuals and businesses to maximise their potential.

Please get in touch with any enquiries about skills, training, qualifications, grants, funding, recruitment and schools engagement.

Tel: 07767 325397
Email:
Twitter: @janrejek
Linkedin: Jan Rejek

Peterborough

Nicky Dady
Tel: 07770 860081
Email:

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Find out how local employers can benefit from taking on an apprentice for a short duration in our Shared Apprenticeship Scheme

Find out more about the National Skills Academy for Construction, led by CITB and approved by industry

Contact a local CITB adviser

CITB Advisers can support you in diagnosing skills gaps, advising on apprenticeships, legislation and training, as well as signposting you to other sources of help and advice.

Contact a local adviser