Employer Ownership: Engineering skills grants for employers

Wednesday 15th of October 2014 12:00 AM

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills currently has two new government grant schemes for employers, which provide a 50% cash match for improving the engineering skills in their workforce.

These are:

-£10 million to improve engineering careers

-£10 million to develop women engineers

These funds will remain open to applications until 5th December and can provide a 50% government contribution for the following:

- Training programmes to bring people with STEM skills into engineering
- Re-skilling programmes to keep engineers in the profession
- Raising skill levels through the workforce from operator through to technician and towards professional status  including getting more employees to registered technician

For female employees and career returners, there is also the opportunity to include:

- ‘Returner training’ to enable women to return to engineering after a career break or work outside engineering profession
- Pre-apprenticeship programmes to help women into apprenticeships
- Mentoring and support to help them progress their career
- Tailored training to meet specific personal and career needs
- Management and leadership skills

Find out more about how Employee Ownership is supporting engineering skills:

Developing Engineering Careers http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-ownership-improving-engineering-careers

Developing Women Engineers http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-ownership-developing-women-engineers

For more information contact the employer ownership team, email Employerownershipenquiries@bis.gsi.gov.uk



Category: Funding