This offer is open to any small or medium sized company that employ people in engineering occupations. It's aim is to help companies grow and become more productive through investing in the skills of it's current and future engineers. Please be aware that the current closing date is 27th February 2015 - this may be extended - please check the website - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employer-ownership-improving-engineering-careers-smaller-companies
50% of eligible training costs
Must be an SME (Small or Medium sized Enterprise employing fewer than 250 people) in the Engineering Industry
SME's who have projects to provide extra training to employees to support:
• Career Progression - enabling those currently in engineering occupations to move forward in their careers
• Conversion training allowing people to transfer from other occupations into engineering to fill skills gaps and to increase your stock of engineers
The type of training to achieve this depends on what best meets your needs. But the training must lead to skills that are portable and can be used in other companies and occupations (transferable skills). Training that is only relevant to the applicant’s own business – such as training in technology or processes that are only used at that company are not allowable under this funding call.
The maximum grant we will offer for any project is £1.5m. The minimum grant under this funding call is £10,000 (This means that the value of projects must be at least £20,000).