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.

Apprenticeships

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

Careers

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.

Discover Digital

Employee skills are a key factor in enabling businesses to prosper. Local employers looking to invest in their workforce are invited to contact the council's free business support services for information on skills and funding, including the offer by Leeds City Region and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnerships.

Discover Digital skills campaign: Digital jobs in the Yorkshire region are set to grow at 10 times the rate of non-digital jobs, creating a suitably skilled workforce to meet this growth is a national priority. The new Discover Digital campaign is helping to address the digital skills gap in the region. Supported by employers, Discover Digital aims to inspire people to take up digital skills, with the website offering useful links about training courses and job roles.

Follow the conversation at #discoverdigital and visit the website to find out more from employers, read about digital careers and watch inspirational videos from real people. As an employer looking to feature your business on Discover Digital, please contact discoverdigital@the-lep.com.

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 22/08/2018