The University of Brighton has been awarded £92,000 to help employers train staff offering tailor-made courses to businesses of any size on their own premises. Alternatively, employers can access training vouchers worth up to £500 for them to send individual members of staff on a course.
The training courses can be accessed via the university's new Training and Development Unit (TDU), a one-stop-shop for companies wanting to work with the university. The TDU can also advise on developing flexible, tailor-made courses which meet companies' specific requirements.
The University of Brighton has already worked with FDM, a leading international IT services provider, the Priory Group and the RAF to develop in-house training to suit each employer's specific needs.
Head of the university's Training Development Unit, Viki Faulkner, said: "Our approach in bringing tailor-made courses to companies is proving popular with employers. Employees also benefit as they can work towards a university-level qualification.
"The training vouchers and government funding will support the work that we already do with businesses."
Alex Linssen, MSc Programme Co-ordinator at FDM said: "As far as we know, our approach is unique. And we believe it improves our chances of attracting high-calibre graduates as they can further their careers as well as gaining practical skills. We are getting a high level of enquiries from new graduates as a result of our partnership with the University of Brighton."
For more information about training and development please contact the TDU: +44 (0)1273 643577, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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