Small Business. Big Skills - Help From The FSB Hub

August 10, 2023

Businesses all around the UK have been facing challenges in securing the appropriate skill sets to fill their vacancies ... and we've just found something that could help!

Courtesy of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), there's an opportunity to look at different ways to bridge the gap in this current skills shortage - the FSB Skills Hub includes all sorts of resources, from guidance on the hiring process for apprentices through to linking up with the freshest talent in your industry via local education providers.

FSB comment: "We’ve teamed up with leading organisations and industry experts to help you unlock opportunities. From engaging with local education providers, to work-based learning like apprenticeships and T Levels, we're helping you to scale up skills. You’ll also find stories from small business owners who are passionate about skills and training. 

A Taste Of What The FSB Hub Includes:

Free Guide: Navigating the education landscape in England
We partnered with Gatsby Foundation alongside other business organisations to help small businesses in England understand the education and skills landscape. Download the free employer’s guide and index today to get started on your skills journey.

Interview: Why your small business should engage with education providers
Jane Walton, social entrepreneur and FSB’s Education and Childcare Policy Chair, shares her business journey and how employers can benefit from engaging with schools and colleges.

Blog Article: Work experience: How schools, colleges and universities can help you build a skilled workforce
From work experience placements to graduate internships, The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) and The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) share guidance to help you work with education providers.

Blog Article: How employers can shape young people’s skills to meet their needs
A skilled workforce is crucial to running and growing a successful business. The Department for Education shares how your business can get involved with Further Education training.

Free Webinar: Apprenticeships - Busting the myths
Watch a free webinar and discover just how simple it is to employ an apprentice and the benefits it can bring to your business.

Blog Article: Work-based learning: T Levels, traineeships and sector-specific training
Looking to bring new skills into your business? Explore a range of work-based learning programmes and training opportunities designed to help employers build a skilled workforce. 

UCAS Insight: 7 top tips to help small businesses attract the next generation of talent
You don’t have to be a big brand to attract the future apprentices your organisation needs. UCAS shares their insights on connecting more effectively with students.

. . .  and so much more!

Take a look at what's on offer and this could be just the inspiration you need to approach your staff/skills shortages from a completely different angle.

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