Employee skills are a key factor in enabling businesses to prosper. A range of services are available to employers looking to invest in their workforce, from apprenticeships to companywide skills analysis. Contact the council's free business support services, for information on skills and funding, including the offer from the Local Enterprise Partnerships Leeds City Region and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding

Invest and grow your business in the Harrogate district. With an outstanding quality of life, excellent schools and a skilled workforce, the Harrogate district is a popular location for businesses to establish and prosper.


National Apprenticeship Service provides general information and advice for employers, including funding and advertising vacancies.

Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub offers one to one support to employers, with up to 250 employees, to find out more about Apprenticeships and the advantages of up skilling current employees through Apprenticeships.


National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

Skills support

The council's SME Growth Manager offers free support to growing businesses, including tailored advice and information on eligibility for regional skills grant funding.

Schools - please see North Yorkshire County Council.

Training and qualifications (public sector)

Harrogate College offers a range of vocational opportunities and nationally recognised qualifications, including apprenticeships and works with a variety of local businesses.

North Yorkshire County Council offers adult education and accredited workforce training.

Page last updated 08/03/2018