Skills Bootcamps

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Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. All Skills Bootcamps will offer a guaranteed interview for a job at the end.

Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for learners. Skills Bootcamps are being delivered in partnership with employers, further education training providers and universities across the East Midlands.

In the D2N2 area Skills Bootcamps will start a new delivery programme in June 2024 in the following areas:

  • Construction and the Built Environment (including Green Skills)
  • Digital
  • Engineering and Manufacturing (including Green Skills)
  • Sales, Marketing and Procurement
  • Leadership and Management

Who can apply?

Skills Bootcamps are available to all adults aged 19 and over including those who are unemployed, returning to work after a break, in full-time or part-time employment or who are self-employed.

For most Skills Bootcamps, no previous knowledge in the subject is needed – you just need a good grasp of the English language and the willingness to learn new skills.

There are several ways your business or organisation can benefit from Skills Bootcamps:

  • Train your existing workforce by booking your staff onto Skills Bootcamps
  • Put yourself forward as a business willing to offer a guaranteed interview for participants who have completed the programme, so you have direct access to a newly trained talent pool.
  • Working with Skills Bootcamp providers to fill skills gaps by involvement in the design and proposed delivery of Skills Bootcamp provision.

Employer Contributions

Businesses looking to upskill their existing workforce (defined as someone directly employed by the employer, not a sub-contractor, or freelancer) by enrolling staff onto a Skills Bootcamp will be expected to pay 30% of the training costs.

This reduces to 10% if the employer is a small or medium enterprise (SME) with 250 or less employees.

There is no cost to individual employees who are accessing the training through their employer.

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