Sheffield City Region Skills Bank

Skills Bank responds to your business training needs, ensuring that you can access the support you need quickly and easily.

Skills Bank responds to your business training needs in fighting the Coronavirus, ensuring that you can access the support you need quickly and easily.

Coronavirus is affecting every business. We want you to know that Skills Bank is here to help businesses build packages of training and upskill staff.

To combat the impact of the pandemic we have made it easier for businesses to access Skills Bank and introduced two new strands of activity for businesses who are developing and adapting the way they work as well as businesses who are directly responding to the government’s Coronavirus strategy.

Firstly, a suite of Coronavirus responsive training programmes are now available to support businesses as they make changes to day to day working, either through new ways of working or if they are working on new products/services. This suite of practical training will help to stabilise businesses as they move to increased online methods to operate and communicate.

Secondly; Skills Bank Rapid Response will focus on providing a priority service to specialist businesses that are directly contributing to the government’s Coronavirus strategy. For example, businesses who shift manufacturing to producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or services relating to the NHS or key workers, or where staff may need urgent training on new safety standards or using new technology or equipment. Rapid response enquiry

We are also continuing to offer our usual programme of bespoke training to businesses who have ambitions to grow.

We at the Sheffield City Region are working closely with all partners, including South Yorkshire’s Local Resilience Forum, Local Authorities, the Chamber of Commerce, NHS , Public Health England, South Yorkshire Police and the Government to make sure that South Yorkshire is well resourced to deal with the virus.

We’re working round the clock to do all we can to support jobs and businesses in South Yorkshire. For details on how the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub can support your business at this incredibly challenging time, including a breakdown of the measures brought in by the Government and the support you may be able to access, please visit

Skills Bank

Skills Bank provides employers across the Sheffield City Region access to high-quality training and funding to support skills training that will enable them to develop their business.

Skills Bank is part of The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub, a service which exists to help businesses find the best possible support to grow, whether that is investment in Skills and Training, access to finance options, support with innovation or export or even helping new businesses to get off the ground.

The Growth Hub supports the aims of Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to create jobs and drive economic growth by providing local businesses with the tools they need to succeed.

What is Skills Bank?

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Application Process

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Our Promise to You

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Skills Advisor

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If you are in the Sheffield City Region and looking to grow a business then get in touch. We can ensure that you have access to the best support for you.