Tackling the Skills Shortage

Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber Training (CWCT) is challenging businesses to think about skills and take steps to tackle skills shortages which can be significant barriers to growth and productivity.

As a leading provider of training and development, including Apprenticeships for young people and adults as well as business to business courses, the specialist team of advisers at CWCT can help businesses to identify and address skills gaps across their workforce.

Commenting on the support available, Sally Lucas, Executive Director at CWCT said: “There is an acute skills shortage right across the UK and businesses are reporting major challenges in recruitment.  There has never been a time more important than now to ensure that staff have the right skills and knowledge to move the business forward. Apprenticeships, in particular, are a great way to develop staff and enhance their performance and motivation. Training and skills are a win-win for the employer and employee as increasingly there is a need for staff to feel that they are being invested in. With a personalised apprenticeship, designed around individual and employer needs, it can make a big difference to the workplace.

 “The government has extended the apprenticeship financial incentives offer to business as part of the plan for jobs strategy. With up to £4,000 available for creating new apprenticeship roles, it is an ideal time to take advantage of government assistance.

“Employers can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees and the mixture of on and off the job training ensures the individuals can learn the skills that work best for the business.”

To discuss how Chamber Training’s apprenticeships and training courses could benefit your business, address the skills gaps and help your business to grow and prosper, contact Chamber Training’s Business Development Team on 024 7623 1122 or enquiries@cw-chambertraining.co.uk