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Skills and Workforce Development

Recruiting and developing an excellent workforce is essential for all types of employers. Sole-traders and the self-employed can also help their business develop by undertaking continual professional development. 

Charnwood offers access to a large labour pool being in the centre of the East Midlands and our local educational and training providers are of a very high standard. From primary school age through to University, there are good choices for Charnwood residents and emplyers can make the most of a well-skilled workforce. Our schools, colleges and University maintain strong links with the business community, often providing bespoke packages at further and higher education level to meet the needs of local employers. 

If you are an SME looking to source apprentices, trainees, interns, and people for placements or work experience you can access the service of the Leicester Employment Hub. This service is available to businesses in Charnwood. The Hub is funded through to 2020 and is backed by a programme worth £3.9 miliion. SME employers can potentially access grants of £2,500 to help support creation of apprenticeships and work placements. Advice for businesses is available via the Hub around apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience, internships, volunteering and work placements.

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Innovation Week event announced

Fri 8th February

A business get-together titled How to Build Innovation in Your Business will take place in Loughborough on March 7th.

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Expanding firm chooses Loughborough as its centre of operations

Tue 5th February

Growing business We Love Surveys has decided to leave London in favour of the vibrant business environment in Loughborough.

Tweets from inCharnwood

RT @CharnwoodBC: Free event organised by @incharnwood @LATILtd on March 7 aims to help businesses be more innovative. It's all part of @LLEPBizGateway #InnovationWeek2019. More info: bit.ly/2NfdnuF

Good to see this up and running in #Loughborough and providing further options for working in the town for our varied and vibrant business community. twitter.com/colablboro/sta…

RT @lboroenterprise: A great opportunity to help in shaping the new 'Leadership for Growth' programme for SMEs in Leicestershire. With the chance for improving development. 8th March 10-11.30am - register now using the link provided! @llep @InnovationMids @midsengine @lati @InCharnwood twitter.com/dmuenterprise/…

RT @LLEPnews: #Leicestershire is one of the few regions in the #UK to boast two #EnterpriseZones. Enterprise Zones provide significant advantages the help grow #Business and focus #Investment. Read more: llep.org.uk/enterprise-zon…

Good to see you yesterday Dorothy and the workshop attendees who are future enterprise stars in the making. twitter.com/DorothyEFranci…

Come and visit our stand B36 at the @LoveBusinessBuz Expo 2019 on February 27th in the conference centre @Holywell_Park #Loughborough Find out more about the borough's 2 Enterprise Zone sites or how we can support you if you're thinking of setting up in business, plus more......

Good opportunity for our construction sector businesses #inCharnwood to identify potential contracts and source / train construction workers. Get along to this event if you can. Recommended. twitter.com/LLEPnews/statu…

We are ready @LoveBusinessBuz ! Looking forward to this year's event here in #Loughborough. A good opportunity to network and we will be on Stand B36 talking about why Charnwood is a good place for business and how @CharnwoodBC and its partners can support business growth. twitter.com/LoveBusinessBu…

RT @LATILtd: This March, for the first time, @LATILtd and @InCharnwood will be co-hosting an event as part of @LLEPBizGateway Innovation Week 2019 Hear Miles Latham of @Affixxius talk about creativity, attitude and the 1% difference .. Book today : bit.ly/LATi7Mar19

RT @InvestorGossip: Here's a big #EastMidsHeadsUp & welcome to the team @_welovesurveys who have selected #Loughborough & @CharnwoodBC for their #InvestEastMids place location. welovesurveys.co.uk/blog/2019/1/30…