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New Skills Bootcamps Recruiting Learners

New Skills Bootcamps Recruiting Learners

A new wave of Skills Bootcamps is available across Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland to help provide people with the skills that employers need.

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership has been awarded £2m by the Department for Education to develop another wave of Skills Bootcamps in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council. 

Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life.  

The next wave of Skills Bootcamps is now open and recruiting learners. There are courses available across a wide range of subjects including, electrical engineering, skills for the care sector, digital marketing, management and more.  

Skills Bootcamps are flexible training courses for adults lasting at least 60 hours. They can help learners fast track to a new job, take on more responsibility in their role or gain new contracts if they are self-employed. The courses are typically at level 3, 4 or 5.  

Employers can send members of staff onto a Skills Bootcamp to fill skills gaps within their business; in this case the courses are heavily subsidised with only a small contribution to pay. 

As an employer, you can also help develop a Skills Bootcamp focused on the skills needs of your business or help out with existing bootcamps by offering interviews to the newly qualified people who have completed one of the courses. 

Two hundred and seventy-two learners attended previous Skills Bootcamps in Lincolnshire and Rutland and over 94% have taken on new or additional responsibilities within their current employment, or (where unemployed) have gained new jobs. 

Ewan Cruickshank, Technical Support Manager at Foodclean, took part in a Skills Bootcamp in Food Safety and Compliance and said:

“The course was very helpful for anyone involved in food manufacturing or food production. 

“The facilities at the NCFM are fantastic and the breadth and depth of knowledge that the tutors have is absolutely phenomenal. I’d definitely recommend it 100%.” 

Simon Telfer, Chair of the LEP’s Employment and Skills Advisory Panel, said:

“Thanks to our partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and funding from the Department of Education, we are able to offer a wide range of Skills Bootcamps that we hope will help to fill skills gaps in Greater Lincolnshire.  

“They will also help individuals upskill and take on more responsibility in their current role or gain the skills needed to fast track into a new role.” 

Most adults over the age of 19 who are living in England are eligible to take part in a Skills Bootcamp as long as they are prepared to take on a new job or new responsibilities. 

Details of all available Skills Bootcamps can be found at:  

Applications are now also open for training providers and local businesses to apply for funding to design and deliver more Skills Bootcamps between now and March 2024. 

Further information, guidance and the application form can be found here -

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