New programme to upskill staff in Worcestershire

Commencing in July 2022 in Worcestershire, the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and its partners are offering a range of courses designed to upskill employees.

Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, which can provide individuals and employees with the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills. The aim of the programme is to help individuals source the skills needed for employment and for businesses to ensure their staff gain relevant skills for life, supporting the business to continue growing.

Ultimately the programme aims to help employees to upskill and progress in their career.

In Worcestershire, the Skills Bootcamps programme will be covering digital and technology, construction and care skills and has been designed to respond to skills shortages.

For Employers

Any Worcestershire employers are eligible for the Skills Bootcamps programme and the programme can be used to support the upskilling or reskilling of staff within the three areas outlined above.

Employers do have to contribute to the cost of training if they want to use Skills Bootcamps to train their existing employees, however this is at a reduced rate as part of the training is funded via the Government.

Large employers (250+) contribute 30% of the cost, and small or medium employers (3 to 249) contribute 10% of the cost.

For more information get in touch with the Worcestershire Growth Hub using the details below. Phone: 01905 677888 or email:

For Individuals

Skills Bootcamps are FREE for individuals and is open to ALL adults in the county aged 19 or over.

There may be specific criteria for each of the specialised Skills Bootcamps.

For more information get in touch with the Careers Worcestershire team using the details below. Phone: 0300 666 3 666 or email:


Skills Bootcamps are being delivered in Worcestershire via a partnership between Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, Worcestershire County Council and further education providers, The Development Manager, Kidderminster College, Heart of Worcestershire College and Herefordshire and Ludlow College.

Skills Bootcamps are fully funded for learners by the Department for Education and are part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee.