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7 th Feb 2017

Exciting opportunity to provide engagement and advice services for Cumbria Business Growth Hub

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This opportunity is issued by Cumbria Chamber of Commerce in relation to engaging businesses in developing their workforce and to undertaking training needs analyses.

Note: If you are on our existing adviser frameworks you need not reapply to work on this activity – your work on this activity is covered by the procurement already undertaken. This procure is for additional advisers to work on this project only.

Background

The ESF Employees Support in Skills initiative is aimed at encouraging businesses throughout Cumbria to consider workforce development as part of their plans, and in particular growth plans, providing free training and encouraging businesses to offer apprenticeships. It is delivered by a partnership led by Carlisle College.

As part of this Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, through the Growth Hub, is tasked with engaging with businesses, undertaking training needs analyses and promoting take-up of training and apprenticeships, as well as providing an impartial brokerage service between businesses and providers. 

Specific requirements

We therefore have a requirement for subcontracted advisers to:
 
engage businesses 
carry out training needs analyses
promote the project offer and encourage take up of training and apprenticeships
make clients aware of the wider support on offer and refer them into this
ensure that project paperwork is fully and correctly completed, including required signatures, and provided to the Growth Hub in a timely manner

Advisers may make their own client appointments and/or undertake appointments made for them by the Growth Hub.

Timescales

The project is now operating and is expected to run until approximately March 2018. Note that there will be no commitment to a particular number of hours under the contract, either in total or in any given period.

Download the full TNA adviser brief here

Download the adviser contract here

Download details of award criteria here

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