For information on the range of skills services available to businesses please contact the council's growth manager.

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

Careers: National Careers Service provides information 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.

Discover Digital: Digital jobs in the Yorkshire region are set to grow at 10 times the rate of non-digital jobs. Discover Digital provides information about training courses and job roles to inspire people to take up digital skills.

Enterprise partnerships

Leeds City Region skills and training
York North Yorkshire and East Riding local workforce

Skills service: Support for small and medium sized businesses to grow. The Skills Service website

  • one to one service from a skills advisor
  • a comprehensive skills plan
  • match training needs to the most appropriate training provision
  • access to skills catalogue
  • 40% funding towards the cost of training (subject to eligibility)

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 website

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 17/06/2019