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The Skills Growth Wales scheme (SGW) assists companies who plan to expand their workforce and require funding for training to make this possible.

The scheme aims to assist 200 companies create over 3,000 jobs over a three year period.

To be eligible for support companies must demonstrate that they have a credible growth plan which will lead to the creation of employment opportunities within their company. The plan could include a new market, new products, new services, new contracts or planned investment.

Approved companies will be able to access funding up to an average of £2,500 per individual for training that will directly help bring about the growth.

There is also a requirement to take up accredited training programmes or modules that lead to qualifications. This includes Leadership and Management, Business Improvement Techniques and other relevant, nationally recognised vocational qualifications at level 2 and above (a GCSE graded A*-C is at level 2 and a AS or A level is at level 3). Training that achieves widely recognised industrial standards is also acceptable.

All companies accessing SGW will be supported by a Human Resource Development (HRD) Advisor. The advisor will assist them in identifying training provision that provides best quality and value for money. They will help the company develop a training plan, evaluate the quality and impact of the training delivered and undertake a review of the benefits and impacts of the company’s participation in SGW.

Companies will be invited to apply for support by the SGW team who will ensure that appropriate companies are identified.

Companies will be supported by the scheme for 12 months. Additional jobs may also be created over a 2 year period from the date of application.

If you are interested in applying for Skills Growth Wales, please call our Business Skills Team. They will review your company's eligibility and advise what support programme best suits your needs.

Business Skills Team telephone no: 0845 60 661 60

This project is part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

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