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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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Leicester City Football Club training centre to be based in Charnwood

Fri 12th October

Recent Premier League winners Leicester City will develop a world-class training base in Charnwood. This follows the granting of planning permission for the new facility and represents a major investment by the club.

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Green Business Fund workshop to be held in Loughborough

Thu 4th October

A free workshop will take place in Loughborough on November 14th at which local businesses can find out how to become more efficient and help the environment at the same time - and potentially access funding to do so.

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RT @ebizclub: 💰Looking at ways to increase your sales and grow your business📈. Join us at our workshop - Growing your Ecommerce Business. Learn the latest tips and tricks to successfully sell online > Last few places left for 18 Oct at @Holywell_Park @InCharnwood SS

RT @LATILtd: iiC18 Innovation Talks: Hear @BizPaul on why the #LBF2018 Innovation inCharnwood Showcase "lights his fire!" Paul' talk is at 1pm on 7 Nov @Holywell_Park : @InCharnwood @LBFestival @lboroenterprise @Holywell_Park Movie credits to @LikeMindLtd

RT @LBFestival: @AdamsonJones is back for #LBF2018 and exhibiting at 'Innovation inCharnwood' & meeting innovative businesses from the region in the dedicated STEM area & Start-Up Zone @InCharnwood @LATILtd @LLEPBizGateway

RT @LBFestival: Check out this thread, for all the information you need to attend the Innovation inCharnwood Showcase Event this #LBF2018 >>

We 'Love' getting out and about meeting businesses. Looking forward to being on stand in February @LoveBusinessBuz events diary.…

RT @LATILtd: Excited to announce our #LifeSciences exhibitors at #LBF2018 Innovation inCharnwood: @AlmacGroup @MedilinkEM @CharnwoodCampus @thermofisher @Codamotion and @3M_UK who are to demo their remarkable infection prevention solutions. Book to attend:

Following granting of conditional planning permission @LCFC will be the latest major investor in Charnwood. Delighted that the club's training base will build on our reputation for sporting excellence and boost local employment and the local economy. Welcome #LCFC

All exhibition stands fully booked. Speakers confirmed. Pre-event delegate registrations are soaring. Its going to be great. Register your free place for a unique chance to network and be inspired. #LBF2018 #business #innovation #success…

Having a working lunch with @LATILtd @TheCropClub @CrayfishLtd @PJGCreations and others @theStudio_LU Planning for the Innovation inCharnwood Showcase Nov 7th #LBF2018 #inCharnwood

RT @LATILtd: Our attendees enjoying the LATi "How to win at exhibiting" workshop today... @InCharnwood @LBFestival #LBF2018