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Branch out in STEM

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This support is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund

The Branch out in STEM project supports employees of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop their capability in areas relevant to their specific roles, as well as those areas that also provide a direct benefit to the business as a whole.

At NTU, we offer a number of courses that are fully funded (delivered at no cost) for employees of eligible SMEs.

We're currently working on getting our courses ready for delivery from autumn 2021. Course dates will be confirmed here as soon as we have them, but in the meantime you can get a place on our waiting lists.

STEM Women in Leadership (Level 7)

Building on the Women in Leadership course for SMEs that has been delivered since 2019, this course is specifically for employees of businesses operating in the STEM sectors or for those that would like to work in the area.

Developed by experts working in NTU's Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) and delivered by Nottingham Business School. the course is suitable for women currently working in or towards leadership and management roles.

We're currently working on developing the course to get it ready to run in autumn 2021 and information will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Course dates

Course dates are still to be confirmed.

In the meantime, you can express your interest and get a place on our waiting list by emailing esf@ntu.ac.uk.

CIM Digital Marketing (Level 3)

We are still designing this course to be delivered in 2021. Information will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Course dates

Course dates are still to be confirmed.

In the meantime, you can express your interest and get a place on our waiting list by emailing esf@ntu.ac.uk.

Eligibility

These courses are available to employees of SMEs that are based in the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire).

We particularly aim to support:

  • employees aged 50+
  • employees with disabilities
  • Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff
  • those who have previously missed out on traditional educational opportunities

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

What businesses are saying about the project

The quality of the teaching and support was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting women in the same position as me, looking to progress further with their careers in all areas of business, not just my own. The classes were packed full of information – so many different areas of management and leadership were covered – and the format helped to keep things interesting. I walked away from each teaching day feeling inspired and motivated.

Claire Lowe, personal injury solicitor at Hopkins Solicitors

Juliet Leah from Gather Social
Juliet gives her verdict on NTU's Women in Leadership course

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