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Renewable Grants now available in Essex!

October 15, 2012 featured image

Building services employers in Essex can now grow their business with generous grants thanks to a new Essex County Council training initiative. The newly launched ‘Skills for Economic Growth’ programme offers up to £1,000 to train staff, equipping them with skills that will help a business grow.

This is a golden opportunity for employers perhaps looking to expand into the renewables market, as they can up-skill their workforce and future-proof their business while gaining industry recognised qualifications through a reputable training provider: Logic4training.

The criteria for this employer-led scheme are as follows:

  • Training must provide the business with new skills that will help the business grow
  • Training must be equivalent to levels 3 or 4+
  • Training must be completed in full by March 31st 2013
  • The offer applies to new applications only
  • Business must be located in Essex (excluding Southend, Thurrock and London boroughs), employ less than 250 staff and operate in the Low Carbon and Renewable Technology or Construction sector
  • Businesses can access a grant for 70 per cent of the cost of training (excluding VAT) and be able to contribute the remaining 30 per cent themselves
  • Only one training course can be funded per business, although more than one employee can attend the course (up to the £1000 funding limit).

Businesses will have the opportunity to lead the decision on the training course and their preferred training provider, and following a review to ensure this offers good value for money, the application will be approved.

Visit the Essex County Council website at to download the application form, and for full details on the application process.

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