The programme aims to support SMEs in building their leadership and management/HR capability to help them utilise the skills of their employees more effectively. It also advises SMEs on how to invest in young people through work experience/apprenticeships, investment in training and building links with local schools and colleges. 

People Skills programme will be available at no cost to small businesses (SMEs) and will equip them with a range of bespoke HR support including:

1-2-1 guidance from experienced HR professionals who will work alongside businesses
A telephone helpline to discuss employment and skills issues
Online information and practical templates to help businesses save time when developing new employment processes
Local networking and group training events delivered on related people management and skills development topics

For more information on using this service please click HERE