Supported by the Government’s Towns Fund, NTU has been awarded £3.8m to deliver the Enterprising Ashfield project, a comprehensive Start-up to Scale-up business support programme across the Kirby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield areas.
Talent in Ashfield
We recognise that graduates and students can play an important role in supporting digital development in organisations. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has shown that companies need to be able to adapt quickly and flexibly to the digital landscape and be able to identify emerging skillsets to improve productivity and business growth.
Enterprising Ashfield will support this by offering 6-week graduate placements into local businesses with a grant of up to £1,250 to support businesses to access this (match funded by the business).
Building upon NTU’s successful Digital Marketing Academy (DMA), Enterprising Ashfield will run a Digital Academy to offer employer-led training in digital skills. Training is provided by a number of established local industry professionals and includes specialist presentations, workshops and interactive sessions.
Topics covered will include website design, social media marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO).
We will engage with local businesses to promote greater understanding and uptake of higher level skills within their workforce. It is expected that this will primarily occur through businesses supporting employees to start an apprenticeship and/or Higher Technical Education provision (Level 4 and above).
Apprenticeships are offered in a number of sectors and subjects with the following identified as priority areas for Enterprising Ashfield:
- Healthcare and science
- Leadership and management (relevant to all sectors)
- Digital skills, particularly within engineering, manufacturing, and transport and logistics employing automation and artificial intelligence (AI) processes.
Employers will be supported by a dedicated Industry Skills Manager (ISM) who will work to understand local skills needs through consultations with business, measure the return of investment (ROI) of apprenticeships, and assist in the development of new Higher Technical Education provision that matches employer need in Ashfield.
Get in touch
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This project is funded by the Government's Towns Fund and will specifically benefit businesses and individuals based in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
All support provided will be subject to a check to confirm geographic eligibility.
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