Management, leadership and staff development
Looking to improve the skills of your staff? Our funded programmes grant SMEs access to services and expertise designed to provide businesses the tools to develop their workforce.
Women In Leadership for D2N2 SMEs
We offer courses designed to help women in SMEs to develop their careers and their capability to manage and lead within their organisations. Many of those completing the course could receive 20 credits towards further qualifications, such as a postgraduate diploma or certificate.
The Women in Leadership module is part of the High Level Skills programme which is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).
Professional development courses and apprenticeships
Nottingham Trent University offers a range of support to businesses looking to develop their workforce and improve their skills.
- Professional and short courses - a wide range of public and bespoke courses for all sectors
- Higher and graduate apprenticeships - the government funds 90% of training costs for SMEs
Find out more about workforce development at NTU.
Supporting Debbie Bryan Ltd
Debbie Bryan Ltd accessed funded SME support through NTU's Enabling Innovation programme until July 2019. The company was able to funding to recruit graduate talent within their organisation and attend a variety of finance and funding workshops with the Nottingham Business School.
The business also enrolled a graduate in their business into the Innovation Community Lab run by the Talent for Innovation team, to introduce and implement innovation into their organisation
We have used these workshops and mentoring programme to develop and support my role as the business owner, and to support me in developing the team’s training and responsibilities. This has played a big part in sustaining jobs and broadening our ambitions for us as a business and as individuals.
Debbie Bryan, Owner, Debbie Bryan Limited