Training your staff

Upskill your workforce

Tips and tools to help upskill your workforce

Having access to the right talent is often one of the biggest challenges that businesses face when growing. One way to overcome that is to upskill your existing workforce.

Digital learning tools

There are a wide range of online courses that provide training for businesses to get the right digital skills for their teams. Carrying out a web search for digital online training will offer plenty of options to review.

Many courses are free and can bring useful new skills including digital marketing techniques, using social media effectively and promoting your business on the web. Courses are available for all levels and can be a great way to motivate your team as well as bringing valuable new expertise to your business.

NatWest Business Builder resources could give you the confidence to take your business further. There’s tools, checklists and videos to discover.

Courses from Google aim to support small business owners with tools and training created to meet their needs and help foster business growth.



You can now employ apprentices at all levels, from school leavers to people that want to further their careers or change career direction.  Hiring an apprentice could be a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

If you’re in England, you may be able to get government funding to cover some of the cost of training and assessing an apprentice.

The government has recently launched a new website about how businesses can make the most of apprenticeships.

You can find out:

  • how much it may cost
  • the right apprenticeship for your business
  • how to choose a training provider
  • how to hire an apprentice
  • how to prepare for an apprenticeship and track progress
  • details on assessment and certification.
Find out more on the Apprenticeships Employer website.

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