We’re thrilled to announce that our employability partners and good friends, Open Study College, are working as an online educational course provider with the £12m Supplier Skills Programme (SSP), alongside Birmingham City Council and the EU European Social Fund.

The Programme is aimed at supporting Birmingham-based SMEs, who have been trading for 6 months or more within the region and operate within a sector where there is significant job replacement demand – most notably HS2, Health and Social Care, Transport and Logistics, Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Technology – and are looking to put their staff through online courses, for training and upskilling purposes.

The SSP will fund up to 50% of overall course costs, which equates to offering applicant businesses generous training grants of between £500 to a maximum of £18,000 per SME. Open Study College have a huge range of online courses available across not only different subjects, but at different educational levels too, so are an ideal service provider and partner for a programme of this scale.

If you are an SME who is able to match funding for courses and meet eligibility requirements, then simply click here to complete an enquiry form and see if Open Study College and the SSP could support you with employee upskilling today.