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GLLEP Skills Bootcamps

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In 2022, working in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, the LEP secured funding to lead the development of Skills Bootcamps across Greater Lincolnshire including Rutland. 

Skills Bootcamps provide learners with skills that employers need.  

They are flexible courses of at least 60 hours of learning (and no more than 16 weeks), giving people the opportunity to gain sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer OR gain new skills in an existing job.   

Typically Level 3, 4 or 5, although some may be at Level 2. 

They are free to learners and can be online,  face-to-face, or a mixture of both depending on the subject. 

Learners who are employedself-employed or unemployed can attend Skills Bootcamps to gain skills for a new job or a new contract. 

Employers can also send members of staff onto Skills Bootcamps to fill skills gaps within the business.  The cost to an employer to send staff on Skills Bootcamps is subsidised by Government (90% for SMEs and 70% for large businesses) and will vary from £150 to £850 per learner depending on the course.

Employers can get involved in various ways:

  • Employers can offer interviews to learners who are looking for jobs and have completed a Skills Bootcamp.  Look at the list of Skills Bootcamps that are running across Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland, contact the provider who is running the Skills Bootcamps that you are interested in, and tell them you would like to interview learners for a job in your business once they have complete the course
  • Employers can send their own staff onto Skills Bootcamps to help fill skills gaps in the workplace. Courses are heavily subsidised, and the employer is asked to pay a 10% contribution (if employing fewer than 250 employees) or a 30% contribution (if employing more than 250 employees).  The employer contribution will vary depending on the type and length of course.  For an SME the contribution is likely to range from £175 to £340 per learner.  Contact the provider directly to discuss what you are looking for.  In some cases minor changes can be made to the Skills Bootcamp course to suit your needs.
  • Employers can work with local colleges, training providers and universities to design new Skills Bootcamps in preparation for further funding in January 2024. Employers can help to create the technical courses that they want adults to attend to make them employment-ready.

The first year of Skills Bootcamps is coming to an end.  272 learners attended Skills Bootcamps and over 94% have taken on new roles or additional responsibilities with their current employment, or (where unemployed) have gained new jobs. 

Wave 4 Skills Bootcamps are recruiting learners learners now.  Details can be found by following the links on the right hand side of this page. 

If you are an employer or sector representative based in Greater Lincolnshire and want to work with a college or provider to develop Skills Bootcamps, to help shape a training course that meets the needs of your sector, or offer guaranteed interviews, get in touch with the team

Who runs it?

Greater Lincolnshire LEP

How to find out more?

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