Skills Portal

Employers have a unique role to play in preparing our current and future workforce for the opportunities and challenges ahead. So this Skills Portal from New Anglia Growth Hub is designed to help our region’s employers access, understand and navigate all the local support, information and resources available to help get talent acquisition and development spot on.

Plus, we have two dedicated skills advisers, available to make a no cost visit your premises to guide you through the options available.

To begin, click on as many of the accompanying buttons as apply to you to explore the portal. You can also search using a keyword. Alternatively, call us on the number above to arrange an appointment with a skills adviser, or e-mail growthhub@newanglia.co.uk.

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Apprenticeships play a key role for the region's largest independent retailer

Case study: EAST OF ENGLAND CO-OP

The East of England Co-op is East Anglia’s largest independent retailer, with over 230 branches across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. They run a wide range of businesses, including food, funeral services, stone masonry, security, travel, property and events.

They are said to be delighted to be able to participate in the New Anglia levy sharing scheme, transferring up to 25% of their levy to support local businesses.

Positively, the Co-op has turned paying the Apprenticeship Levy into a benefit, carefully targeting areas of the business with the most need.

With currently 70 apprentices, the Co-op apprenticeship programme consists of ten pathways, from level three to level seven – equivalent to a masters’ degree.

“Our programme has provided opportunities for employees in the most junior roles to gain new skills and qualifications,” said Effie Burrell, the Co-op’s Learning and Development Consultant. “Eventually, many apprentices are promoted into more senior roles, which is why apprenticeships form a key part of our ambitions for growth and sustainability.”

“We’ve found that colleagues that have been promoted via the apprenticeship programme are more skilled and typically more competent than their predecessors, allowing them to step into their new role and hit the ground running.”

Want to know more?

If some of the above services and programmes look useful to your organisation, use them as key words in the search bar above to see more details. Alternatively, call us on 0300 333 6356 or email growthhub@newanglia.co.uk to arrange a visit from a skills adviser who can help you find the best support to upskill your workforce.

Our Skills Advisers are available to help

If you’re unsure which services best suit you, Dean or David can guide you to the local service providers best placed to upskill your workforce

TO ARRANGE A VISIT FROM A SKILLS ADVISER, CALL 0300 333 6536

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