RE:geon Training win new contract to support more than 14,000 employees across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland

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RE:geon Training has been announced as one of four new partners to support employers access nearly £15m of funded training programmes.

Appointed by the ESF North East Workforce Skills (NEWS) Programme, the now 11-strong consortium will work with businesses across the Tyne and Wear and Northumberland areas to upskill their workforces.

Led by the University of Sunderland, employers can access a wide-range of fully funded training courses, from learning basic skills right up to degree level.

Nadia Scott, managing director of RE:geon Training, said: “I’m delighted to be partnering with this programme that is promoting education, skills and lifelong learning to help businesses grow.

“Our passion for people is demonstrated by our proven track record of delivering first-rate training solutions to a wide variety of businesses, helping their people to fulfil their potential.

“In addition to delivering tailored training solutions, what we’re most excited about is that with this funding, we can help drive our passion for the planet, tackling the green skills agenda and supporting businesses on their net-zero targets.”

Consortium partners delivering the ESF North East Workforce Skills programme have already started working with over 600 employers including Npower Ltd, Draegar Safety Ltd, Morrison Data Services, SG Petch to name just a few.

Since the launch of ESF North East Workforce Skills on 23 September 2021, consortium partners have delivered training to 5000 learners, over1500 of those have received a qualification that is  Level 3 or greater.

Employers can access the ESF funding to address CPD requirements within their business up to a maximum of €200,000 over a three-year period if private sector, and with no limit if public sector. Businesses who are paying Apprenticeship Levy can claim funded additional training for their employees. Employers just need to pledge their Apprenticeship Levy as match to the ESF North East Workforce Skills Programme.

For more information about the ESF North East Workforce Skills, visit www.northeastworkforceskills.co.uk

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