Developing Your People

Profiting through Skills

Tap into our expertise

Enhancing the skills of your employees could be the best investment you’ll ever make. Why? Because the better their skills, the more likely your business will be successful and profitable. What’s more, funding is available to eligible employers to cover your training and skills development costs.

FREE advice from REAL professionals

Cumbria Growth Hub provides an employer focused support service offering advice on and guidance on all aspects of workforce development and apprenticeships.

How it works

  • Get in touch with one of our employer service support team members on 0844 257 84 50 who will explain how the funding scheme works and how to apply. This service is completely free and impartial. We can also provide support and guidance on apprenticeships.
  • Once we have details about your business, one of our specialist advisors will arrange to visit your business and carry out a full review of your training needs (TNA). The review is designed to identify where improved skills could help your business develop and grow.
  • We will then assess your TNA and pass on it to an appropriate training organisation which includes specialists in your business sector.
  • They will advise you on suitable training programmes for your employees including those eligible for funding.

Visit the site at

Profiting through Skills website
  • Education & Skills Funding Agency
  • ERDF
  • The Edge Partnership